OUR BELIEFS & LEADERSHIP
Schweitzer is a Christ-Centered, Community-Focused Church,
in the Methodist tradition.
transforming lives by making disciples of Jesus Christ.
"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to follow all that I commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” - Matthew 28:19-20 (NASB)
We live out OUR mission by being a church that is Christ-Centered & Community Focused.
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WE ARE CHrist Centered
We Worship Together • We Care for one another • We are engaged in formation
WE ARE COMMUNITY FOCUSED
We engage in Evangelism • We serve our Community • We pursue Healing
PASTORS & STAFF
Spencer SmithLEAD pastor
"I live to help people take their next step in trusting God. There’s nothing better than seeing someone living into the abundant life we have in Christ."
Jason leiningerexecutive pastor
"God has given me an immense desire to see people walk in the hope of Christ. I experience great joy when someone takes a new step of faith, and when a community reflects the hospitality and peace of God's kingdom."
Sheila PippinPastor of Congregational Care
"I believe we are always at our best when we are serving others in the name of Jesus Christ. That's why I love to help people connect their God-given talents to the ministries of the church."
Donna Robertschief operating officer
"It is my joy to serve on the administrative team, working with all of the ministries to serve the Lord together. I am passionate about stewardship—being a good steward of the things God has given us so we can grow God's kingdom and change lives."
Jenn BrownDirector of Communications
"I believe we serve a creative God that can be seen in all we see, do, worship and experience. My hope is to take a piece of God's creativity and use it in the church setting to create, communicate and share God's story!
SHOJI McGHEEDirector of CONNECTIONS
Cory LuczywoDirector of GrOUPS & CLASSES
My passion is to help people to form life-giving, discipling communities, equipping and empowering each other to pursue life together with God.
Barth FRAKERdirector of traditional Worship
“I believe music in the church should have one main purpose…to rise above the things of this world and to bring people closer to Jesus.”
Stiffany TaylorDirector of Kids Ministry, K-6th
"I have a passion for sharing Jesus with others. It is important to meet children at their level, partner with parents and grow with families while leading them into a growing relationship with Jesus."
Taylor ZenDirector of Kids Ministry, Birth-Pre-K
I have a passion for working with kids and families. I believe as someone working in kids ministry it is my responsibility to assist parents in the building of the faith of the next generation and the shaping of children into disciples.
LEVI ZENdirector of STUDENT ministries
I believe as a student minister, it is my responsibility to assist in the inter-generational
goal of shaping of students into the ministers that we are all called to be and I believe that it is the
goal of the Church as a whole to build the faith of the next generation.
taylor likesTechnical Director
”I live to tell stories and create unforgettable experiences. At Schweitzer, the goal is to bring people into deeper worship through technology, environment, and audio/visual interaction."
Jim masonassociate Pastor of pastoral care
”I live to see and experience the power of God in people's lives. One of my greatest passions is to equip and empower others in ministry—that is, to care for others in simple and profound ways."
SCHWEITZER BOARDThe Schweitzer Board of Directors provides leadership and accountability for the church's vision and future. Board members rotate off on a regular basis.
Below is a list of our 2023 Board Members.
- Allen Robbins (President)
- Catie Benbow
- Barbara Blowers
- Rob Daugherty
- Brian Jared
- Christopher Lazzaro
- Marcia Mahnken
- Mindy Miller
- Ruth Quigley
- Jim Rogers
- Cindy Waites
- Kent Thomas