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Ministry Staff

Our ministry staff at Summit Woods Baptist Church, exists to help administrate and assist our members in carrying out our purpose as a church.

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Bret Capranica Pastor-Teacher

2018 Bret Capranica smallBret was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas. He became a Christian at age 14 after being exposed to the gospel and its profound effects in his family. At age 18 Bret was called to be an associate pastor at Fellowship Baptist Church, just outside of Amarillo. At age 20, he assumed the pastorate of the church. He received a Bachelor's degree from West Texas A&M in 1993, a Master of Divinity degree from The Masters Seminary in 2001, and a Doctorate from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010. While in seminary, he was the pastor of First Baptist Church of Granada Hills. Just before graduation in 2001, he met Kelly and was married, September 1st 2001. They have three children, Brie, Emi, and David. In 2002, the Capranicas moved to San Jacinto, CA to become a pastor at First Baptist Church and enjoyed eight years of fruitful ministry. Bret joined the leadership team at Summit Woods Baptist Church as Pastor-Teacher and as an elder in October 2010. Feel free to Email Bret.

Dawson Bryant Pastoral Assistant

2018 Dawson Bryant smallDawson joined the staff of Summit Woods Baptist Church in the spring of 2006, and provides oversight for a number of church-wide ministries. Dawson and his wife, Carrie, were married on July 15th, 2000, and they have four children, Pryce, Sophie, and twins Tate and Owen. Dawson was born and raised here in Lee's Summit, MO and is a graduate of Lee's Summit High School. Dawson received a Bachelor's degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music in 2000, and a Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2003. Feel free to Email Dawson.

Peggy George Ministry Assistant for Children's Ministries

2018 Peggy George smallPeggy joined the staff of Summit Woods Baptist Church in June, 2005 as Ministry Assistant of our children's ministries, overseeing the planning, allocation, and evaluation of all aspects of the children's ministry. Prior to taking on duties here at Summit Woods, Peggy spent 15 years teaching Second Graders at Blue Ridge Christian School in Kansas City. Children have always been a major part of Peggy's life. In 1977 she married her husband, Bill, and God gave them four children to love and raise, Christopher, Jennifer, Megan, and Seth, three of which are married and have added four grandchildren to the family. However, 21 years later she and Bill knew God wanted them to adopt a child and God blessed them with Taegan, all the way from China. Peggy graduated from Calvary Bible College in 1990 with a BS in Elementary Education. The time spent raising a family and teaching has given her a firm foundation for doing the many duties required in the Children's Ministry. Peggy enjoys spending time with her family, keeping up with Taegan, and reading. Helping children see, for the first time, a loving and holy God, their need for a Savior, and the growth in their Christian walk are some of the greatest blessings God has given her the privilege to enjoy. Email Peggy.

Mary Ann Allen Ministry Assistant for Administration and Finance

2018 Mary Ann smallMary Ann joined the staff at Summit Woods Baptist Church in December of 2003. Before coming to Summit Woods Baptist Church, she worked as a Church Financial Secretary for five years. She is member of the BSAM (Baptist Secretaries Association of Missouri) and served in its leadership as President (2003-2004) and Membership Vice President (2006-2007). Mary Ann is also a member of the National Association of Church Business Administration. She has led training classes for church secretaries on the local and state level. Prior to serving in local church administration, she had a background in law enforcement. She has worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington DC and as a Law Enforcement Officer with the Kansas City Missouri Police Department. She and her husband Dean have two grown sons, Jonathan and Adam. Mary Ann came to know the Lord as a young child in Gentry, Missouri. She currently is a member of Sycamore Hills Baptist Church. Her hobbies include riding motorcycles (Harley Davidson) with her husband, basket weaving and playing the piano. Email Mary Ann.

Mike Hoffman Pastoral Intern

Mike Hoffman

Dalton Vansell Pastoral Intern

Dalton Vansell

Sam Walker Pastoral Intern

Sam Walker