The SUMMIT was a powerful and intentional time of connecting in community, worship, opening God’s word, personal reflection and being equipped in ministry areas as we prepare to launch the new ministry year this September! We’re believing God for gospel life transformation as we live out His vision of incarnational care, impactful gatherings and intentional discipleship.

The Summit is a brand new conference for our church family as we prepare to kick-off the upcoming ministry year together! This event is designed for ANYONE currently serving, ANYONE leading, or ANYONE interested in getting more connected to serve or lead at Highpoint.

All Teams. All Locations. All together.


We will all meet in Naperville on Saturday, August 27 from 8:30-12:00pm. Our morning will include a large group session with vision from Pastor Ron and some leadership development to grow in your leadership. Then we’ll break out by ministry teams for you to receive training and information on EVERYTHING you need to know for the new ministry year kicking off in September.



Childcare is available.
We can’t wait to see you there!


Dr. Eric Mason is the founder and lead pastor of Epiphany Fellowship in Philadelphia, PA. He and his wife, Yvette, have three sons, Immanuel, Nehemiah, and Ephraim, as well as one living daughter, Amalyah. After more than two decades of gospel ministry, Dr. Mason has become known for his unquenchable passion to see the glory of Jesus Christ robustly and relevantly engaged in broken cities with the comprehensive gospel. Urban ministry is the heartbeat of his ministry and calling.
He is the founder and president of Thriving, an urban resource organization committed to developing leaders for ministry in the urban context, and is the author of four books: Manhood RestoredBeat God to the PunchUnleashed, and Woke Church. 

Ron Zappia,
Senior Pastor of Highpoint Church

Dr. Ed Stetzer, Teaching Pastor of Highpoint Church

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Ron Zappia

After spending 7 years in the business world, Pastor Ron and his wife, Jody, felt called to plant a church. He quit his job, went to seminary, and in the year 2000, stepped out in faith with Jody and a handful of people to plant Highpoint Church. What started as a small gathering of people in a high school auditorium has grown to be a multi-site church reaching thousands in the western suburbs of Chicago. Pastor Ron has since raised up and sent out church planters to plant vertically oriented, gospel-centered churches around the country.

Highpoint Ministries, the teaching ministry of Pastor Ron, was launched in 2013 to provide comprehensive teaching from God’s Word through weekly and daily radio broadcasts, conferences, and resources. Highpoint Ministries currently airs on over 400 stations around the United States.

Pastor Ron is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. He and his wife Jody live in Wheaton, IL and have three daughters Allie, Erin, and Emily.

Darrin Patrick

Darrin Patrick is a teaching pastor at Seacoast Church. He is the founding pastor of The Journey Church and is the author of multiple books including the Dude’s Guide to Marriage.

Darrin is the former chaplain to the St. Louis Cardinals and former vice-president of the Acts 29 church planting network. He has appeared in the New York Times, The Today Show and Fox and Friends for his innovative approach to reaching the un-reached.

Darrin is married to Amie and they have four children. He enjoys reading, writing and coaching his kid’s sports teams.

Dr. Theon Hill

Dr. Hill’s research at Wheaton College explores the relationship between rhetoric and social change related to race, culture and American politics. Specifically, he examines the role of radical rhetoric as a crucial form of civic engagement and public advocacy. His previous work on rhetoric and social change in political, social movement, and religious contexts has appeared in edited collections and scholarly journals.