OUR BELIEFS & LEADERSHIP

WHO ARE WE?

Schweitzer is a Christ-Centered, Community-Focused Church,
in the Methodist tradition. We are part of the Foundry Network.

OUR MISSION

 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)

OUR BELIEFS

We live out OUR mission by being a church that is Christ-Centered & Community Focused.

VIEW our beliefs STATEMENT 
View our COMPLETE CONSTITUTION & Doctrinal Statement

View our 2023 Annual REPORT

 


WE ARE CHrist Centered

We Worship Together • We Care for one another • We are engaged in formation
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
We Engage in Evangelism
We Serve our Community
We Pursue Healing

PASTORS & STAFF

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Spencer Smith

LEAD 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."

Email Spencer at ssmith@schweitzer.church
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Jason leininger

executive 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."

Email Jason at jleininger@schweitzer.church
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Sheila Pippin

Pastor 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."

Email Sheila at spippin@schweitzer.church
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Cory Luczywo

Pastor of Discipleship

My passion is to help people to form life-giving, discipling communities, equipping and empowering each other to pursue life together with God.

Email Cory  at Cory@schweitzer.church
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Donna Roberts

chief 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."

Email Donna at droberts@schweitzer.church
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Jenn Brown

Director 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!

Email Jenn at jbrown@schweitzer.church
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SHOJI McGHEE

Director of CONNECTIONS
“Because every person is made in God's image, two ways we grow spiritually are through Christian community and in serving others. I am excited to help people grow in their faith by finding a place to connect and serve at Schweitzer.”
Email Shoji at shoji@schweitzer.church
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Barth FRAKER

director 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.”

Email Barth at bfraker@schweitzer.church
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DOUG KING

MODERN WORSHIP DIRECTOR

"Music moves us in ways that most other things cannot. When you add in the gospel of Jesus, music becomes transformative."

Email Doug at dking@schweitzer.church
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Stiffany Taylor

Director 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."

Email Stiffany at Staylor@schweitzer.church
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Taylor Zen

Director 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.

Email Taylor at tzen@schweitzer.church
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LEVI ZEN

director 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.

Email Levi at lzen@schweitzer.church
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taylor likes

Technical 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."

Email Taylor at tlikes@schweitzer.church
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Jim mason

FOUNDATION DIRECTOR

”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."

Email Jim at jmason@schweitzer.church

SCHWEITZER BOARD

The 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 2024 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