The Summit

The Summit

5 Seasons

Cross Church began the Summit in September 2001 with a desire to provide a weekly luncheon that would motivate, inspire and challenge business professionals to make the climb in the business world. Since its inception, The Summit has become a premier place for connection, equipping and fellowship. Hundreds of business leaders from across our region come weekly to be equipped. Our guest speakers are significant leaders from the Northwest Arkansas region as well as from around the country who share insights that could transform your career.

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The Summit
  • Ronnie Floyd March 31, 2022

    Episode 1

    Founder of the Summit and Pastor Emeritus, Cross Church

    Dr. Ronnie W. Floyd is the founder of the NWA Summit and Pastor Emeritus and former Senior Pastor of Cross Church Northwest Arkansas. His proudest accomplishments stem from his personal life. He and his wife Jeana have been married for 45 y...

  • Shelley Simpson April 7, 2022

    Episode 2

    Shelley Simpson joined the Company as an hourly customer service representative and currently serves as the Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of People and Human Resources. She leads the strategic direction of marketing, sales, customer experience, and external product develop...

  • John Rausch April 14, 2022

    Episode 3

    CEO of Rausch Coleman Homes
    John R. Rausch is the Chairman and CEO of Rausch Coleman Homes. Rausch Coleman Homes is one of the nation’s largest homebuilders and diversified Real Estate Development Companies. Building over 4,000 homes a year in over a dozen south and south-central US cities, they ...

  • Rhett Lashlee April 22, 2022

    Episode 4

    Rhett Lashlee returned to SMU as Head Football Coach on Nov. 29, 2021. Lashlee previously served as offensive coordinator for the Mustangs, including during the record-setting 2019 season.

    Prior to joining SMU's staff, Lashlee served as an offensive coordinator for seven seasons, spending 2017 a...