Jim Preisig - Senior Pastor


My name is Jim Preisig, and I began ministry over 30 years ago in my home state of Wisconsin. I served in pastoral roles in Fon du Lac, Madison, and Monroe before making the move the Lee’s Summit, MO.

My studies began at Lawrence University where I received undergraduate degrees in Religion and Philosophy, being awarded both magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa distinction. I completed my Master of Divinity with honors at Yale University.

While a student at Yale, I met the love of my life, MaryAnn. We have been married for 35 years and have two grown children, Stephen and Anneli.

I’ve had the privilege of serving as Senior Pastor of The Summit Church in Lee’s Summit since July 2002. During this time, I’ve had opportunities to lead the church through incredible change. Most notably, the church has relocated from 3 acres in Downtown Lee’s Summit to 43 acres on the western edge of Lee’s Summit, near the Longview community.

In my spare time, I love to fly fish, golf, read, and play cribbage with MaryAnn.