Our Team

Jonathan & Heather Palmer

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Jonathan Palmer is the lead pastor of Summitcreek Church. He and his wife, Heather, founded Summitcreek in 2015 with 25 families. Jonathan earned a Pastoral Studies degree from North Central University. As a third generation pastor, he has enjoyed a front row seat to the incredible impact a local church can have on people, near and far from God. Jonathan and Heather live in the Des Moines area with their son, Oliver and daughter, Myla.

Nick Wessels

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Nick oversees the finances and operations at Summitcreek Church, helps develop our organizational structures, and manages human resources, campus expansion and leadership development.
 

Lauren McCreight

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Lauren leads our Worship Team, including worship leaders, musicians, and vocalists. She also oversees the spiritual development of the church and is responsible for creating a passionate worship culture.
 

Justin Mease

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Justin is responsible for the experience of every person who steps foot on the campus of Summitcreek Church. He also oversees the production of weekend services and leads the video production and web development teams.

Ashley Pudenz

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Ashley oversees all the administrative needs at Summitcreek Church, coordinates all special events, and helps implement and improve processes. She also coordinates our Growth Track, which helps our guests know God, find freedom, discover their purpose, and make a difference.