Pastor Chris Howlett

The Reverend Dr. Chris Howlett is married to Roz and they have three adult children. He enjoys soccer, fly fishing, golf, and reading Biblical theology. A teacher, at heart, his greatest love is communicating the Good News about Jesus. Keep up with Pastor Chris at

Ben Lashley, Music Ministry Leader

Ben is married to Ashley and they have a baby girl named Sadie. He enjoys Alabama football, duck hunting, working out, and reading church history. Ben is pursuing a Masters at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. Keep up with Ben at

Diana Forns, POPs Director

Diana has worked at Summit Heights Parents Out Program for twenty-nine years. She has served as the director for twelve. Diana is the mother of two girls and two grandchildren. She loves spending time with her grandchildren, reading books, and traveling.

Chris Guelda, Student Ministry Team

Chris grew up at Summit Heights. He served on staff at Loucon, a Christian camp near Leitchfield, Kentucky. His hope is to share the love and passion of Christ to students that he received through SHUMC.

Amy Morris, Student Ministry Team

Amy is also known as “youth mom.” She grew up at Summit Heights. In addition to leading Rooted, she also organizes  fundraising to help send Kidz Klub kids and students to Camp Loucon every summer. 

Ashley Erwin, Children’s Ministry Team

Linda Bader, Pianist

Richard Jones, Facilities Manager

Jennifer McCall, Administrative Assistant