Meet the Team


Chris Howlett

Lead Pastor

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The Reverend Dr. Chris Howlett is married to Roz and they have three adult children. He enjoys soccer, fly fishing, golf, and reading Biblical theology. A teacher, at heart, his greatest love is communicating the Good News about Jesus. Keep up with Chris at

Peter Simões

Director of Music Ministries

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Mr. Cardozo earned a Master of Divinity in Church Music from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He likes console gaming, IT work, and music. He enjoys presenting God’s Grace and love for the human race, through his love of music; both the classics of church and blended melodies.

Diana Forns

Parents Out Program Director

Diana has worked at Summit Heights Parents Out Program for twenty-eight years. She has served as the director for twelve. Diana is the mother of two girls and two grandchildren. She loves spending time with her grandchildren, reading books, and traveling.


Chris Guelda

Student Ministry Leader

Chris grew up at Summit Heights. He served on staff at Loucon, a Christian camp near Leitchfield, Kentucky. His hope is to share the love and passion of Christ to students that he received through SHUMC.

Amy Morris

Student Ministry Leader

Amy is also known as “youth mom.” She grew up at Summit Heights. In addition to leading Rooted, she also organizes  fundraising to help send Kidz Klub kids and students to Camp Loucon every summer. 

Matt Young

Student Ministry Leader

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Matt's a Louisville native who graduated from Moore High School in 1993. He's been part of the Summit Heights family since 1983 and has served as a Rooted leader since 2013. Matt enjoys listening to music, playing the trumpet, and golf. 

Ashley Erwin

Children's Ministry Leader

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Richard Jones

Facilities Manager

LaTonya Thierry

Administrative Assistant