Jim Dean


Pastor Jim Dean was born in Kentucky which explains his obsession with UK Wildcat basketball, the Cincinnati Reds and Bengals. He moved to the Smoky Mountains out of college. He is married to Lisa Henson Dean. They have two children, Mandi and Jonathan. Jim has served on several church staffs and spent five years as a resort area missionary. In 2005, Jim helped start The Summit. Jim is a graduate of Georgetown College (B.A. in Physical Education), Southwestern Seminary (M.A. in Religious Education) and Drew University (D. Min.). In his free time Jim enjoys backpacking, camping , whitewater rafting and snow skiing.

Chris Pressley

Family: My wife Jen and I celebrate 13 years of marriage in 2011. We have a daughter Grace who loves gymnastics, softball and singing.

My role at The Summit: I lead the Worship Team and they rock! Which includes set up and tear down of our church.

My desire for The Summit: To see the people of The Summit so passionately worship God that others would say, "I want what they have in my life".

I like to chill out by: Hanging out with my family and friends, playing golf, and watching my teams ? Cowboys and the Georgia Bulldogs. I also love to go to camping.

Sylvia Morgan

Sylvia Morgan grew up in Reidsville, NC. After graduating from East Carolina University, she married Neal Morgan. She and Neal moved to Sylva in 2004 with their daughter Kathleen. In her free time, she enjoys camping, gardening, reading and playing with Kathleen.