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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  • Donnie Smith 09/26/19

    Episode 0

    Donnie Smith’s passion for leadership has been the hallmark of his 36-year career in the food business. As president and CEO of Tyson Foods from 2009 to 2016, he led the company to focus on feeding the world great, affordable food, while also making a positive difference in people’s lives. Under ...

  • Marcy Doderer 10/03/19

    Episode 2

    Marcy Doderer took the helm as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) on July 15, 2013. Over the last five years she has led the transformation of ACH into a health system, which includes multiple clinics, research institute and two pediatric hospitals serving...

  • Mayor Stephanie Orman 10/10/19.

    Episode 3

    Upon graduation from the University of Arkansas, Stephanie worked for KNWA news station. She later received her graduate degree from Southwest Missouri State and had a 20 plus year career in the marketing industry.

    Stephanie served two terms on Bentonville City Council prior to being elected May...

  • Dr. Nick Floyd 10/17/19

    Episode 4

    Dr. Nick Floyd serves as Senior Pastor of Cross Church Northwest Arkansas. Prior to becoming Senior Pastor, Nick had served at Cross Church for 10 years, and was Lead Teaching Pastor & Staff Leader, teaching weekly at the Fayetteville campus.

    Nick received his bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studi...

  • William Vanderbloemen 10/24/19

    Episode 5

    William Vanderbloemen is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and CEO/Founder of Vanderbloemen Search Group. In 2016 and 2017, the firm ranked in the top five in’s Top Company Cultures list of all small businesses in the United States. In 2016, Houston Business Journal named the fir...

  • Art Vanwingerden 10/31/19

    Episode 6

    Art VanWingerden is Co-CEO and Co-Owner of Metrolina Greenhouses, a family owned operation with facilities in Huntersville, NC, and York, SC. Art and his 3 brothers run the day to day to operations of the facility. VanWingerden takes an active role in designing new automation equipment and techno...

  • Keith McDaniel 11/07/19

    Episode 7

    Keith McDaniel started the first six years of his military career as an enlisted soldier serving as a cannoneer in Charlie Battery 2-142 Field Artillery. Upon completion of his officer training and college degree he commissioned as an Aviation Officer in Bravo Company 2-285th Air Assault.


  • Jim Bryant 11/14/19

    Episode 8

    Jim Bryant began his career with Chik-fil-A as a 16 year old working after school. While working his way through college he decided to pursue Chik-fil-A as a career. In 1987 became a franchisee owner in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He currently owns and operates two locations in Fayetteville.

  • Deann Turner 11/21/19

    Episode 9

    Dee Ann is a 33-year veteran of Chick-fil-A, Inc. Prior to retirement in 2018, she was Vice President, Talent and Vice President, Sustainability. Selected as the company’s first female officer in 2001, she was instrumental in building and growing Chick-fil-A’s well-known culture and talent system...