Our Board of ELDERS
My wife and I have been at Summit Church for about twenty years, and have been involved in various ministries. I have taught adult Sunday School, worked with Pastor Brian in College Ministry, volunteered with the youth, and Lesley and I have both been active in AWANA and missions. We feel that God has placed us at Summit to serve, and are excited to see what He has in store for this church.
I was born in Boise and have been blessed to have spent the vast majority of my life working and raising my family here. I have been part of the Summit Church family for 20 years and have been serving on the Elder Board since 2009.
I have been married to my beautiful wife, Judi, for 35 years, with a blended family that includes three grown children and eight grand-kids. My ministry activities include serving in AWANA, facilitating a home Bible Study group and volunteering with the local City Ministry Team for the "Family Life Marriage Getaway" that is held in Boise each spring.
I was part of a four man mission team in 2013 that had the privilege of installing a solar power system at a pastors training center in Kicongo, a remote village in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa.... a trip that changed me forever.
I am always looking for a way to enjoy the outdoors with my family, usually by fly fishing, big game hunting or chasing birds with my dog Jack.
My name is Taylor Easterday. I am husband to Lisa, and the father of two Christian young men. I am an avid outdoors-man with a passion for hunting and fishing. I enjoy playing guitar for our worship team, and look forward to continuing my service at Summit.
I have been serving the church as a board member since early 2007, and as treasurer since 2010.
I was born and raised in eastern Oregon, graduating from high school and obtaining my college degree while working full time. I am now retired after concluding a career of over 46 years with Boise Cascade and its successors, working in various accounting and financial positions in Oregon, Louisiana, Mexico and finally in Boise.
I presently serve on the board of Mission Northwest (the Northwest Region of the American Baptist Church), and also on the board of a small non-profit Christian publishing company.
My wife, Nora, and I have been involved in financial ministries since about 2005, first by facilitating Crown Financial Ministries studies and then by coordinating Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University classes. Up to this point we have seen some 20 classes and over 300 people introduced to life-changing biblical financial concepts and instruction.
Nora and I are blessed with 12 grandchildren. Nora recently retired, as well, and we look forward to more opportunities to spend time with them. We intend to stay active, and are now enjoying travel, fishing, hiking, kayaking, camping – pretty much anything outdoors.
I and my wife, Stephanie, have been married for 31 years and have attended Summit Church for 24 years. I have served as a church musician, children’s and adult Sunday school teacher, Elder, AWANA leader and director, and small group leader. I and Stephanie have served as co-teachers for kids and served on a mission trip to Joplin, after the 2011 tornado, to assist with cleanup. We both have a heart for the local refugee/immigrant population.
I am the Executive Director for the Boise Public Library system. Stephanie serves as a staff member for the Learning Lab, Inc., a local non-profit that helps educate refugees and immigrants and Boise citizens who desire English language instruction and need assistance in earning their GED. My life verse is Philippians 1:6, "For I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus," which reminds me that our Christian walk is a continuous journey and, God has a plan for all of us.
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I am a life-long Idaho resident. I graduated from Meridian High School and attended Boise State University, graduating with a B.S. in Mathematics in 1981. I earned a Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Idaho in 1994. I have worked for over 25 years in Boise designing and developing software products. I am currently employed by PAE.
I met and married my wife, Tami, a couple of years after graduating from BSU. Tami teaches Elementary Music in the Boise School District. She and I have one adult daughter, Julianna.
I began my service on the on the Elder Board at Summit Church in 2008. Tami and I enjoy spending time together and finding ways to use our energy and skills in ministry. We currently lead the Summit Young Adults ministry, and each year we run a summer camp for children age 8-12 in Grangeville, ID.
Family, friends, work, and ministry are priorities for us, followed closely by Bronco football.