Pastors & Staff

John Caprine

Senior Pastor
Married to his best friend, Angela, on March 5, 1994
Blessed with 2 kids, Rachel and Josiah and a son-in-law, Kurt. (Since January 2018 been empty-nesters and loving it!)And 2 grandkids!

Completed Master of Divinity in May ’08 from Phoenix Seminary
Certified Biblical Counselor through CCEF

  • Born October 4, 1971 in Orange County, California.
  • Became a Christian at the age of 4. Grew up in So. Cal. And attended First Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton, Ca. It was Charles Swindoll’s church and where I was deeply impacted for life by the leaders and youth of the ministry there.
  • Joined the Marine Corps in summer of 1989.
  • Served in Desert Shield & Desert Storm.
  • I’ve traveled to more than 13 different countries.

I met Angela in our youth group at church but didn’t start dating until the end of my term in the Marines. Soon after we were married we moved to Auckland, New Zealand to take up a youth pastor position at Papatoetoe Baptist Church.
We served for 3 years there and had our daughter Rachel there as well.
It was also in New Zealand that I picked up the love of rugby.
Following our time in New Zealand we moved to Phoenix, Arizona and I took up an associate pastors position at New Life Community Church where I served for 8 years. And it was during that time that we had our son Josiah.
Then on October 31, 2007 we moved to Las Vegas, Nevada to take on the role of senior pastor with the amazing people of Summit Ridge Church. I am so proud of them and love them dearly.
I can’t wait to keep watching what God is doing with this church. We are here to stay.

Gettysburg history
Marine Corps/military

Paul Miller
Ed Welch
Charles Swindoll
Kevin DeYoung
David Powlison
Jerry Bridges
A.W. Tozer
John Piper
RC Sproul
Jack Miller

Jeremy & Tiffany Cooper

Youth Pastor // Communications Director
We have been married since 2008 and are high school sweethearts and best friends. We have been doing life together over 20 years now. Our three children will be a manager, an engineer and a salesman. As different as they come and we love each of them to pieces.

I was raised in a Christian home, in AWANA and church. Darkness descended in middle and high school.  I started living for Jesus my first year of community college and jumped right into a local Bible college I heard advertised on the local Christian radio station.

As a “tent maker” I’ve worked in the private sector for nearly 20 years, with 10 years in project management and software for an OEM in the test industry, traveling the US and South America with a screwdriver and a laptop.

I grew up in the San Fernando Valley in Southern California. I came to know the Lord at age 18 as a senior in high school. I had the blessing of marrying my best friend and high school sweetheart at age 22 and have served in various ministries over the last 15 years as a believer.

We committed to use our lives for God however He saw fit after coming to know Him.  We were on youth staff at a church in Ventura County for 6 years and have had the opportunity to attend the weddings of high schoolers that we discipled. In 2013, we helped to launch a church in Ventura County and wore many ministerial hats in the process.

Our family moved to Las Vegas in August 2019 for a job relocation for my Jeremy. We love being part of the Summit family and I am privileged to be on staff with people who are committed to making much of Jesus!

Electric bass guitar, king of all instruments
Barbells and kettlebells, hiking
Programming, automation, electronics, working with my hands, welding
My cat and dog

Coffee, reading, cooking

Rend Collective
David Crowder
Shane & Shane
Citizens & Saints

We have a whole book shelf of John Piper....
Ed Welch
David Powlison
Jerry Bridges
Paul Tripp
Brian Jacques
Scott & Heather Rider
Worship Ministry Leads

After dating for three years, we married on May 30, 1997 and are blessed with three amazing children: Ashley, Maggie, and Caleb.

Scott was born in New York. At the age of 5, his family moved to Canada when his dad answered the call to pastor a church in London, Ontario. His first year of college was at Moody Bible College, followed by the completion of his Bachelor’s degree in Colorado. Heather was born in Dallas, Texas and after living there for 9 years, her father’s job transferred the family to Georgia and then to Colorado, where she finished high school and college….and met Scott….at church.

We have been leading worship together since before we were married. We were blessed to serve in ministry alongside Scott’s active duty Air Force career for over 13 years. We’ve lived in 10 houses in five states and served with so many amazing people. Together, we have organized and led worship for church services, conferences, and special events, and have had the opportunity to do some teaching about worship along the way, specifically in the area of ministering to the military and incorporating contemporary worship in military chapels. Scott left active duty in 2010 to enter full-time ministry with North Valley Church. Although we don’t always know what the future holds, God always has a plan for our future. When North Valley closed its doors in 2016, God opened a door for Scott to begin working as a civilian with the Air Force. He retired from the Reserves in 2017 and continues to work in Las Vegas doing cool Air Force things as a security specialist. Heather has done a variety of things over the years. Most recently, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center.

Over the years, God has taught us so much about ministry, ourselves, and how to care for others through the good and the bad. Our passion is not in performing, but in leading people to God, His truth, and His presence. It is exciting to see God’s people live out their life of worship and engage with their creator through song! We are so very happy to be serving at SRC!

Spending time with family and friends
Worship planning and leading
Military families and events
Hiking and being outdoors
Relaxing as a family with a good movie

Hmmmm…. with three very active kids, we currently struggle with time to complete enough books to have a favorite.

Erick Aguilar

Co-Pastor of Spanish Ministry
I have beautiful mother 6 siblings and Maya, my precious Dogo Argentino fur baby.

Born April 19, 1982, in Managua, Nicaragua. I was raised in Christian home; I began serving in the worship team at the age of 12. Soon after I moved to Southern California at the age of 16, I found a home church and continued serving. A couple years later in 2002 God called me to be the Youth Pastor and Worship Leader at CVY Church where I served for 15 years. In 2018 the Lord moved me to Carmenita Baptist Church, I served in the worship team, attended seminar courses, and was certified as a pastor in 2020.  That same year the Lord stirred a desire in my heart to move to Las Vegas, and since he has been doing amazing things. I became a member at Summit Ridge Church and by God’s grace I was appointed as the Pastor for the Spanish Ministry. I am so excited to serve alongside my brother in-law and my sister as the leaders of Summit Español. To God be the glory.

Going out

Mary K. Baxter
Scott Alexander
Richard L. Roberts
John C. Maxwell

Efrain Castillo

Co-Pastor of Spanish Ministry
I met my beautiful wife serving the Lord and we continue serving until this day. We were happily married on July 20, 2017, in Southern California. We have two fur babies named Bella & Grace.

Born April 19, 1985, in Monterey Mexico, moved to Southern California at age 2. I was raised in Christian home, I met Christ at a very young age and began serving in ministry at the age of 12. I met my wife while we both served in church as youth leaders and as part of the worship team. I proposed to her in Paris France and got married on July 20, 2017. We moved to Las Vegas looking for a better opportunity and through God’s grace, he called us to minister to others. I am bilingual in Spanish and English, and I hope to learn a third language.

Travel (been to 11 countries!)
Food (all types!)

John C. Maxwell
C.S. Lewis
Dante Gebel

Ministry Leaders

Rick Coblentz


John & Kristina Scholthauer


Summit Kids Classroom Coordinators

Grace Panknin

Wobblers Classroom Coordinator

Danica Henry

Climbers Classroom Coordinator

Lisa Hudspeth

Trailblazers Classroom Coordinator

Jenny Hatchett

Explorers Classroom Coordinator

Small Group Coaches

Terry Sonnenburg

Tricia Coblentz

Dave Schlothauer