Dan Schallmo is native New Yorker who was called into the ministry in 1998 after a successful twenty-year career in manufacturing.

Following his calling, Dan moved his family to Florida where he served and was ordained in First Baptist Church Naples, a dynamic 5000 member church.

Dan felt that he would serve there “forever,” however, he strongly sensed that God wanted him involved in church planting in Florida and New York.

Following this leading Dan most recently served as one of the founding pastors of a church-planting church in Bonita Springs, Florida. As a result of this visionary church, Summit Church is being planted and founded in the Fayetteville-Manlius/Cazenovia area.