Dr. Desmond Barrett

The Barrett Family came to Summit Nazarene as the pastoral family in January of 2019 after serving on the Virginia and Kentucky District's.

Pastor Desmond is a graduate of Nazarene Bible College with a Bachelor of Ministry degree, and Trevecca Nazarene University with a Master of Organizational Leadership and Doctor of Education in Leadership and Professional Practice.

Pastor Desmond and Julie have four children and are passionate about living the mission of Christ and seeing His Kingdom built locally and around the world.

The Barrett's have been married since 2000.

Lead Pastor (540)-357-2385

Jane Jarrells

Pastor Jane lives in Scioto County, Ohio.  She and her family have called Summit Nazarene home since January, 2017.  She fulfills her call from God to feed His lambs through compassionate ministries and by serving as Summit's Outreach Ministry Pastor.  Pastor Jane is pursuing her ministerial studies through Mount Vernon Nazarene University.  She also works at the Portsmouth, Ohio Corps of The Salvation Army.  Her favorite activities are reading, coloring, and spending time with her husband, family and friends.

Outreach Pastor - (740) 727-8776

Justin Elswick

Justin has been attending Summit his whole life. He has had a passion for music from a young age, from singing in church Christmas plays, to being in the high school select choir. As the worship leader, it is a great privilege for him to be able to serve God through music. He is also a Sunday School teacher and a Spanish teacher at Boyd County High School. He is a recent graduate of Morehead State University with a BA in Spanish. In his spare time he enjoys singing with the Singing Kernels barbershop chorus, cooking, and spending time with his family.

Worship Leader 606-922-4390

Teresa Snyder

Teresa has attended Summit since she was nine years old.  She is married with two children. She has a passion for administrative ministry along with being a part of the church praise team. 

Administrative Assistant (606) 928-6065

Ted Ralston

Pastor Ted is from West Union, Ohio.  He studied Christian Education at Fort Wayne Bible College.  He was the former Lead Pastor at Harrison Church of the Nazarene.  He and his family moved to Ashland in 2015, which is his wife's, Reena's, hometown, and Summit is her home church.  He is the Associate Pastor, worship leader and oversees the Connection Groups within the church.  He studied Community Agency Counseling at Ohio University and works at the Addiction Recovery Care Center weekdays.

Associate Pastor (513) 872-9186

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