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Meet our 2014|15 Church Planting Residency Class

September 8, 2014

Meet Our New Church Planters! We’re excited to introduce you to our 2014|15 Church Planting Residents.  Over the next 8...…
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Meet Our New Church Planters!

We’re excited to introduce you to our 2014|15 Church Planting Residents.  Over the next 8 months, these men and their families will prepare to plant 3 churches in Asheville, Charlotte, and Denver, CO. 

Chase Gardner: Asheville, NC

photoChase (@chasegardner) has served as the Pastor of Adult Learning at Hope Community Church in Raleigh-Durham NC for the last 5 years.  He and his wife Jenny have two daughters, Rory (5) and Reese (4), and are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia.  The Gardners recently felt God’s call to plant a church in Asheville, NC and are excited to play a part in expanding God’s Kingdom in Western, NC.


IMG_1614Chad Knudson: Denver, CO

Chad (@chadaknudson) served as a lead pastor for 6 years before responding   to God’s call to return to Denver and plant a church.  He and his wife, Roberta have four active and gregarious boys: Julian (12), Ryland (10), Brady(7), and Maddox (6).  Natives of Denver, Chad and Roberta desire to plant a church that makes Jesus un-ignorable in “The Mile-High City”.


Spence Shelton: Charlotte, NCDSC_0212

Spence (@spenceshelton) and his wife Courtney came to The Summit Church 12 years ago as college students.  For the last 9 years, Spence has overseen the Summit’s small groups ministry expand from 6 groups to over 350.  The Sheltons have 4 children (Zeke, Ben, Ellie, and Haddie) and are excited to plant their family and a gospel centered church family, in Charlotte, NC.


For information about our upcoming church plants & how to get involved visit our Current Residents Page.

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