About Summit Institute

Prepare for ministry with the Summit Institute Internship and Apprenticeship.

The Summit Institute Internship and Apprenticeship exists to disciple and develop ministry leaders.

Our goal is to walk with men and women who are exploring a call or are called to ministry. A person who goes through the Institute will learn how to lead themselves and lead others. We are committed to discipling young leaders and fostering their growth in knowledge, character, vision, and skills.

Every intern and apprentice is immersed in ministry opportunities that line up with their personal passion. The demands are high. The commitment level is demanding. One key element separating the Summit Institute Internship from others is mentorship by a personal Ministry Coach. These Coaches are committed to equipping you with necessary ministry skills while helping you grow spiritually.

Partnerships

Thank you to the organizations who partner with us to make our programs possible.

What our apprentices are saying…

“Learning theology and leadership practices, coupled with the hands-on experience within Summit, all while receiving guided mentorship is what makes the apprenticeship stand out from other ministry training opportunities.”

—Jonathan Stafford

First Impressions Director, Mercy Hill Church

About

The Summit Institute Leadership Team.

The Summit Institute is led by a talented group of ministry leaders.

Mike Calhoun

Pastor of Ministry Training

Mike is the Pastor of Ministry Training for The Summit Church and leads the Summit Institute. Previously he served for forty-three years with an International Youth Organization globally developing and discipling young leaders. Drawing upon this experience he continues to develop potential leaders through the local church. Mike’s passion is to “Reproduce Reproducers.”

Megan Partin

Summit Institute Administrator

Megan is the administrator for the Summit Institute. This includes project management, event planning, as well as training, equipping, and coaching ministry coaches as well as participants. She has been on staff for Summit for about four and ½ years and has completed her Master’s of Divinity in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Megan loves helping young leaders discover what their gifts are and how to utilize them by serving in the local church.

Maggie Baber

Summit Institute Recruitment Coordinator

Maggie serves on the Summit Institute team in coordinating all recruitment and women’s discipleship. She is passionate for leading and assisting people ready to take their next steps towards vocational ministry. She has received her MA in Women’s Ministry at Southeastern Theological Baptist Seminary. Her husband, Ben, also serves in a staff role at The Summit Church and they have one son named Blanton.

Nick Priestley

Summit Institute Ministry Coordinator/Apprentice

Nick serves on the Summit Institute team overseeing the efficiency of all programs and processes. He helps coach and disciple Interns/Apprentices as well as tracking the progress of candidates entering the Institute. He is currently in the Apprenticeship stage of the Institute.

Jordin Priestley

Summit Institute Operations Coordinator/Apprentice

Jordin serves on the Summit Institute overseeing finances and training logistics. She helps coach and disciple Interns/Apprentices as well as assisting with the coordination of women’s discipleship. She is currently in the Apprenticeship stage of the Institute.

Brandyn Brooks

Summit Institute Research and Development Coordinator/Apprentice

Brandyn serves on the Summit Institute team providing leadership of weekly training sessions. He helps coach and disciple Interns/Apprentices as well as tracking the progress of candidates entering the Institute. He is currently in the Apprenticeship stage of the Institute.