Welcome to the United Methodist Church of Summit! We invite you to join us on a journey of faith, worshiping and serving God.

About UMC Summit

As United Methodists, we are grounded in a heritage of God’s grace: the overflowing, unconditional love that embraces us. We celebrate the call to actively witness to the joyful good news of Jesus Christ.

We invite you to join us in responding to God’s invitation to spiritual growth, Christian witness, and loving service, ever aware that we are companions, together keeping covenant with God.

Contact Information

Address: 17 Kent Place Boulevard, Summit, NJ 07901
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Phone: (908) 277-1700

Email: office@umcsummit.org

Statement of Inclusivity

We Welcome All United Methodists of Greater New Jersey

We invite all people to participate in our community and worship life, without insisting that they become like us in order to be acceptable, including but not limited to:

  • believers and seekers
  • those who hope for a better world and those who have lost hope
  • conventional Christians and questioning skeptics
  • women, men, children, and youth
  • those of all sexual orientations and gender identities
  • those of all races and cultures
  • those of all income levels
  • those of all classes and abilities

We look forward to welcoming you! Our Hearts, Our Minds, and Our Doors are always open.

Our Staff Team

Christina Lelache, Pastor

Christina Lelache serves as the lead pastor for UMC Summit, bringing a heart for spirituality and creativity to her ministry. She has a passion for connecting spirituality with daily living and action in ways that help individuals and communities embrace God’s gift of abundant life. Prior to coming to Summit, Christina served as the Associate Pastor for Spiritual Formation at Haddonfield UMC, where she focused on small group and digital ministries, and received her M.Div from Methodist Theological School in Ohio. She loves reading, photography, traveling, and spending time with her husband and daughter.

Joanne Teubner-Prussak, Director of Music

Ms. Joanne Teubner-Prussak joined the staff of UMC Summit as the music director in 1999. Ms. Prussak brings a wealth of talent, education, and experience to the position in music and choral direction. She attended Mannes College of Music and has studied at Julliard School of Music focusing on piano, organ, and choral direction. Ms. Prussak shares her gifts by directing all our choral groups and determining how music can enhance our worship experience and our Christian lives.

Polly Del Campo, Office Administrator

Ms. Polly del Campo has been the church office adminstrator since the Fall of 2007. She manages the office and coordinates the activities of the many church groups and outside organizations. She also collects and distributes information for the church membership, as well as overseeing various localized projects that arise.