Meet Our Staff
Reverend Kimberly Wisecup
On January 14, 2018, Kim began her appointment as pastor at Summit on 16th United Methodist Church (UMC). Prior to that, she was serving as the pastor of Madison Mills UMC in Fayette County. She tends to call Michigan home (OSU fans, please don’t hold it against her), as that is where she spent her high school and college years, but she has also lived in Vermont, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Kim graduated from Central Michigan University and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and German. For many years, she worked in and around Ohio state government as an aide in the Ohio Senate and as a lobbyist for the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Department of Taxation, and a non-profit organization, the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
As her career progressed, she began to feel like something was missing. She likes to say that she had a midlife revelation, as she would not call the decision to enter the ministry a midlife crisis. During a Lenten study at the church she was attending, she began to more fully recognize and accept the call God had on her life. She resigned from her job, with the support of her family, and entered seminary. Five years later, she graduated from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio with two degrees, a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Counseling Ministries.
Kim and her husband, Tim, live in Hilliard and have two daughters, Katie & Alyssa. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, all kinds of sports, music and theater, and anything Disney.
Director of Music Ministries
With a strong classical background and experience in the genres of musical theater, jazz, and rock/blues, Susan McQuilkin brings an unusual level of musical diversity to the music program at Summit on 16th. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Kent State University, studying organ with John Ferguson and Larry Smith, and choral conducting with Vance George, who subsequently won four Grammy awards for his recordings with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Sue earned a Master of Music degree at the University of Tennessee, studying organ and harpsichord with John Brock. Sue also studied jazz piano for a number of years with Bruce Hartung at Capital University in Bexley. She has played piano in the orchestra pit for musical theatre productions at Phoenix Theater, Columbus Children’s Theatre and Davis Discovery Center in Columbus, and played keyboards and sang backup vocals in several local rock, alternative and blues cover bands. Sue is a member of FUMMWA, Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts. She is married to Dale Collmer, who sings bass in Summit Singers and plays bass in our Summit Band. Sue’s many years of piano teaching have given her a heart for encouraging musical talent and introducing new participants into Summit’s music program.
Sharon has spent the past few decades of her life being the following: a C++ coder, a math tutor, an art director, a vegan baker, a Republican, an introverted first-generation Nigerian-American, a pianist in over 25 bands, short-order cook, a church choir accompanist, a David Byrne enthusiast, a mediocre (very mediocre, leaning towards just plain bad) alto saxophone player, and a hip-hop dance teacher. Sharon has been described as the following: a warm bowl of soup, a tornado, a jalapeño pepper, a Jackson Pollock painting, a bulldozer, and the granddaughter of James Brown and Nina Simone. Sharon would like to spend the next few years of her life doing the following: exploring what kids’ maximum potential looks like by pumping them chock-full of self-esteem, playing the piano as much as humanly possible, and wearing all the colors all the time.
Director of Operations
John spent eight years in Romania and Moldova where he encountered and was transformed by the presence of love among at-risk and institutionalized children. These children instilled in him a fierce belief in the inherent dignity of all people, a belief that led him to his involvement at Summit on 16th. Outside of work, John enjoys playing cello, practicing Ashtanga yoga, cooking plant-based meals and spending time with his wife, Rachel, and son, Oscar.
Campus Ministry Intern
Currently a senior at the Ohio State University, Afia is majoring in Social Work and minoring in Education. She is 22 years young and loves being a part of the University District community. She is a part of the Ohio Student Association and other community organizations who organize people around various social justice campaigns. She believes that children are amazing! When she is not working and organizing, Afia loves to read books and play video games. She also loves to take trips with her family.
Afia's favorite bible verse is Ephesians 2:10: “For we are GOD’s workmanship, having been created in Christ Jesus for good works that GOD prepared beforehand so we may do them.”