Rev. Craig M. Sumey
Craig was born and raised in the suburbs of Kansas City (on the Kansas side), His family attended Village Church, a large Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village, KS and it was there that he was formed as a disciple, began to follow Christ personally, and received a call to pastoral ministry while serving three summers in college as a youth ministry intern.
He received his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and has been in ordained pastoral ministry in the PCUSA as either associate pastor or pastor since 1992, serving churches in Atchison, Kansas; Lincoln, Nebraska; Lakeland, Florida and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. His ministry emphasis has been congregational strategic planning and change, planting new expressions of church and worshiping communities, and engagement in mission locally and globally.
On the Presbytery level, he has been both member and chairperson of committees for evangelism and church growth and preparation for ministry.
Most recently, he has served on the Steering Committee for Cyclical Inland Northwest, a Presbytery initiative to identify, train and send church planters.
In each community in which he has served, Craig has felt called to engage in ministry and leadership roles outside the four walls of the church building, serving with the Polk Ecumenical Action Council for Empowerment PEACE), Coeur d’Alene Vision 2030, the Coeur d’Alene Downtown Business Association, the United Way of North Idaho, the Coeur d’AleneChamber of Commerce, the Community ALICE Task Force, and the Kootenai County Human Rights Coalition.
Craig has been married to Lynn for 27 years and they have two young adult children: Brynna and Derek. In their free time, they enjoy hiking, camping, day-tripping, home improvement projects, and rehabbing antique furniture.