Aaron Atwood

Mr. Aaron Atwood began working for Summit in 2011; he is a 1993 and 1994 alumnus of the Student Worldview Conference. Prior to his role as Vice President of Advancement, he worked for Focus on Family, Centura Health, and as a consultant to Christian ministries and other social sector organizations. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Colorado and lives in Colorado Springs with his family. Aaron is an avid runner and golfer. He loves doing things that keeps his kids exploring Colorado.

Vice President of Advancement


Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown comes to Summit with a long background in private Christian higher education and student life. He has served as an adjunct professor in communications and business at various universities. Before coming to Summit, Aaron worked with a Nepali anti-sex trafficking business, co-led an A21 rally, started and sold a coffee company, and renegotiated a contract with a prominent Oklahoma tribe and planted three tutoring campuses on the tribe’s reservation. He currently serves as the National Classroom and Operations Coordinator, overseeing Summit’s classrooms at our three campuses as well as working on enrollment and special events initiatives. He and his dog, Fenrir, do their best to get lost in the mountains of Colorado.

Aaron holds degrees in BA in Organizational and Interpersonal Communications, an MBA in Finance, and is in the dissertation phase of a Doctorate of Strategic Leadership.

National Classroom and Operations Coordinator


Aaron Klemm

Aaron Klemm serves Summit as the Product Manager of Church and Consumer Products. He hails from a small town in central Illinois where he grew up on a family farm raising corn, soybeans, and Angus beef cattle. He graduated from Monmouth College with a degree in Business Administration and a minor in Communication Studies. He first heard of Summit when he attended Summit’s student conference the summer after his junior year of college. Aaron then had the pleasure of serving on summer staff in Colorado the summer of 2015. He loves watching sports (mainly the St. Louis Cardinals and Green Bay Packers) as well as playing sports, adventuring God’s great outdoors, and hitting the ski slopes! Summit has grown to become a huge influence in his life, and he enjoys getting to share that influence with others.

Product Manager of Church and Consumer Products


Amy Ziegler

Amy Ziegler grew up in the Chicago suburbs, and moved to Colorado to join the Summit team in 2017.  She attended a Student Conference in 2009, and came back to work on Summer Staff in 2011 and 2012. Amy studied Fashion Design in college, and is passionate about using creativity to serve others.   She lived in Kenya briefly working with a ministry providing vocational training for women, and continues to design for their clothing line. A self-proclaimed ambivert, she’s an avid reader and collects old books, is obsessive when it comes to history, loves to travel, and adores the mountains!

Programs Relationship Specialist


Andrew Winchell

Andrew Winchell joined the staff of Summit as its videographer in January 2016. After graduating high school in rural Wisconsin, he invested in a video camera and began traveling the country building experience shooting films for non-profits. His introduction to Summit was as a student in 2010, followed by a summer as a video intern. The challenge of leading a small group and learning to mentor young men was one that he quickly learned to enjoy. He returned for a total of 5 years of staffing before being hired by Summit full time.



Anthony and Ryanna Orona

Anthony and Ryanna Orona were married at Snow Wolf Lodge in 2012 while Anthony was working as the Maintenance Technician. Summit and the lodge have been intertwined in their story all along the way. Since 2013, they have spent several years away from the lodge on separate occasions in order for Ryanna to complete her degree in Business Administration at Texas Tech University, and to live in Ryanna’s hometown and help with her family’s business in Snyder, Texas. Anthony brings his experience from serving on Summit’s Summer Staff and working as the Maintenance Technician, along with several home remodeling projects, and Ryanna brings experience from working in different aspects of business administration at non-profit and for-profit companies. Anthony and Ryanna love living in Colorado and enjoy fishing and backpacking in the San Juan wilderness. They are thrilled to be returning to Snow Wolf Lodge and getting to share it with their son Jack.

Anthony- Snow Wolf Lodge Maintenance Supervisor

Ryanna- Snow Wolf Lodge Retreat Coordinator


Ben Keiser

Ben Keiser joined the Summit staff in 2017 as a customer service representative. He has earned an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Thomas Edison State University and Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty University. During his time in college, he had the opportunity to serve in youth ministry and teach Summit’s Understanding the Times curriculum at a Christian school. Ben is a 2015 worldview conference alumnus and was blessed to study with the Oxford Study Centre during the summer of 2016. Prior to coming on as full time Summit staff, he also served on staff at Summit Semester. In his down time Ben enjoys reading (especially history and theology), watching classic films, and adventuring in the great outdoors.

Customer Care Representative


Brooke Boriack

Brooke Boriack serves as one of the Program Coordinators at Summit. She has a BA in History and an MA in Cultural Apologetics from Houston Baptist University. She is interested in the role of imagination and stories in communicating truth and facilitating intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth in individuals. In addition to working with Summit in different capacities since 2011, she has worked within the Texas Pro-Life movement and with Wheatstone Ministries, and teaches Literature and Theology to college students. She has traveled widely in over twenty countries, and has backpacked through most of Europe. Her hobbies center around enjoying the great outdoors through hunting, fishing, kayaking, or backpacking, whether that be in Colorado, or in her great home state of Texas.

Conference Coordinator


Danae Glass

Danae Glass graduated from Millikin University in Decatur, IL in 2014 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commercial Music. After graduating, she moved to Colorado to be surrounded by the beauty of the mountains. She married Dan Glass in October of 2015, and is thrilled to get to work with her husband. She volunteers weekly with her church’s worship team, and loves it. She also like reading, solving puzzles of all kinds, and going for long walks.

Shipping Specialist


David Harrington

Dave came to Summit in January 2017 with 20+ years in the sales/consulting arena.  Dave and his wife Mindy have lived in Colorado springs more than 23 years. In addition to serving the Christian school market,  he enjoys hiking, camping, golf, and besides tennis, pickleball.  Dave and Mindy also attend Woodmen Valley Chapel and both play a vital role in ministry there. Besides Mindy, Dave enjoys spending time with his kids and grandchildren.

Sr. Curriculum Sales Representative


David Wilson

David Wilson is an ordained minister and fundraiser. He serves as the Senior Marketing Coordinator for Summit Ministries.  Passionate about motivating others to realize their potential to make the community a better place, David continually advocates for the cause of Christ and nonprofits. He has created effective strategy to lead teams and community-wide campaigns with success.

As an experienced nonprofit professional his natural strengths are public speaking, fundraising, and cause marketing. He is approachable and believes that through relationship great things can happen. David is ordained in the Christian and Missionary Alliance and a graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California where he received a degree in Religion. David lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and two daughters.

Senior Marketing Coordinator



Dustin Jizmejian

Dustin Jizmejian is the Director of Programs. Starting in 2003, Dustin has been working on Summit’s Summer Staff while pursuing an undergraduate degree from Biola University and a graduate degree from Denver Seminary. After graduation from Seminary, Dustin took a position at Philadelphia Biblical University as a Resident Director, only to be called back by Summit Ministries to direct the Semester program in 2011. In 2017, Dustin accepted a change in position at Summit to Director of Programs. While Dustin directs programs he also speaks on topics ranging from God’s Will, The Christian Worldview, Christian Community, and Pornography. He is currently seeking an additional Masters in Leadership, Theology, and Society from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Dustin and his wife Ruthann have been married for nine years and have four children, Rafferty, Cosette, Briar, and Trask and they call Manitou Springs their home.

Director of Student Programs


Emily Root

Emily Root is originally from a small town in central Kansas called Chase. In May 2018, she graduated from Missouri State University with her BS in General Business having an emphasis in Management. During school, she was a student leader with Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) leading the women of CRU. She did an internship with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks in the Special Events department. Weirdly enough, she found out about Summit through an online Christian ministry directory. When she saw we had an opening in her field, she applied and got the job. In her spare time, she really enjoys kayaking, hiking, taking trips to the lake, and spending time with her family and friends.

Advancement Administrative Assistant


Heather Sewell

Heather Sewell joined Summit in 2017 as Programs Marketing and Partnership Development Specialist. Before joining the Summit team, she served as the Director of Marketing at a regional orphan care ministry in Kentucky, Orphan Care Alliance. Advocating for kids and families from hard places continues to be one of her passions. In her free time, Heather enjoys exploring Colorado with her family.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree. Heather and her family live in Colorado.

Marketing & Partner Development Specialist


Jason Graham

Jason Graham has worked for Summit since 2001. He is currently the Interim Vice-President of Publishing. Over the years, Jason has worked on a number of Summit’s most notable curriculum projects, including Summit’s high school and middle school curricula: Understanding the Times and Lightbearers. Jason holds a BS in Marketing from Oklahoma State University, an MA in Philosophy of Religion from Denver Seminary, and an MBA from Champlain College. He lives in Colorado Springs, CO with his amazing wife Rebecca and their three energetic kids: Katelyn, Caleb, and Madeline. On the weekends, Jason can be found hiking with his family, taking photos, or playing volleyball.

Interim Vice-President of Publishing


Jeff Myers

Dr. Jeff Myers is president of Summit Ministries. In the last 20 years Dr. Myers has become one of America’s most respected authorities on youth leadership development. Focus on the Family founder James Dobson referred to him as “a very gifted and inspirational young leader.” Evangelist Josh McDowell called him “a man who is 100% sold out to preparing the next generation to reflect the character of Christ in the culture.” Through his appearances on Fox News and other media programs, Dr. Myers has become a fresh voice offering humor and insight from a Christian worldview.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree and teaches leadership courses through CollegePlus and Belhaven University. Jeff and his family live in Colorado.



Jeff Wood

Jeff Wood joined the Summit team in January 2015 as the Vice-President of Finance and Administration. Jeff’s first exposure to Summit was through one his daughters who attended a Colorado Student Conference in 2002. Prior to joining Summit, Jeff served with Compassion International for 25 years in a variety of executive leadership roles. He holds a B.A in Economics from Wheaton College. Jeff and his wife, Carol, along with their adult children live in the Colorado Springs, CO area. They love exploring Colorado’s beautiful mountains either on foot or by motorcycle.

Vice-President of Finance and Administration


Jody Byrkett

Jody Byrkett has run the gamut of the Summit world. From student (2003 and 2004) and summer staff (2005-2010) she progressed to being a mentor at Summit Semester (2007) and year-round staff (2010). She has attended both Summit Semester and the Oxford Study Centre (formerly Summit Oxford) — where she studied the contrast between the French and American revolutions. Jody now works in the Publishing department as a shipping expert. When she’s not drinking tea, reading, or editing for theology and arts blogs, you can find her trekking across the mountains by sunlight or starlight.

Mailing Associate


Joey Amadee

Joey Amadee and his family have lived in Colorado Springs, CO since 2009. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business and Music from Bryan College in Dayton, TN. He has been working in the field of Information Technology for the last 12 years, building and maintaining computer systems and networks along with contributing to, designing, and writing software solutions and apps.  He has sold software to various businesses and continues support and maintenance through licensing deals for some of these digital platforms. Starting January 1, 2016, Joey accepted a position at Summit Ministries where he had previously been working as a contractor. He and his wife just had their first child — a baby girl — and they look forward to a continuation of serving Summit in the years to come.

Information Technology Director


Jon DeLange

Jon DeLange has worked for Summit since March of 2018. He has held roles in politics, digital marketing, and non-profit development in the pro-life world before working with Summit. Jon lives and works in the beautiful city of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and enjoys nerding out about anything strategic! Whether it’s rock climbing, business strategy, or the latest pro-life apologetic, he loves to work on interesting challenges. Jon graduated from TESU with a BA in Communications in 2015 and holds a Certificate of Ministry Leadership in Applied Bioethics from Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

Assistant to the President


Joshua Clupny

Josh joined Summit in December 2014. He attended Summit as a student during his third year of college (’04) and was changed forever by his experience at Summit. It was there that he realized the impact an individual’s worldview has on every aspect of life. He also was encouraged to know that God can and wants to use His followers in all areas of culture. He spent most of his life in New Mexico and came to know the Lord at an early age. He holds an Associate of Applied Science – Criminal Justice from Central New Mexico Community College, a Bachelor’s of Criminal Justice from New Mexico State University, and a Master’s of Business Administration from New Mexico Highlands University and hopes to continue his studies in the future. He and his beautiful wife, Olivia (another Summit grad), are raising their outgoing baby girl, Clara Jane, and love to travel and watch college sports (well, any sport) and see what God has in store for their family.

Human Resources Specialist


Joshua Jones

Joshua was born in Bermuda where he learned how to swim in the ocean by the time he was one year old. He joined the army in 2005 and served in the Iraq war as a generator, Humvee and weapons mechanic. In 2012, Josh graduated summa cum laud from Germanna Community College in Fredericksburg, VA. He came to Summit with a wealth of experience and has worked on Summit’s Facilities Department since 2016. You can find Josh with a fishing pole in his hand sitting by the river relaxing in his spare time.

Maintenance Department


Kellen McIntire

Kellan and his family became involved with Summit Ministries in 2002. Through the years he had the opportunity to grow up around the Summit program and to get to know the staffers and faculty who contributed to making the conferences happen.In the summer of 2016 Kellan switched over from his full-time job with his family’s business to come and staff himself. That following autumn he was a mentor at Summit’s Semester program and then was the Men’s Staff Director for the Colorado location during the summer of 2017.  He joined the full-time team in February of 2018 to help other students to have the chance to attend the program that had been so impactful in his and his family’s life. Kellan is a Colorado native and loves traveling over his state on long drives looking for pretty views and places to go camping and sailing. He likes spending time sharing coffee, food and fun with his family and friends. He has also been involved as a leader in youth ministry with his church through the last 4 years.

Programs Relationship Specialist


Krystan Clupny

Krystan grew up primarily in New Mexico and attended college at New Mexico State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications. Krystan attended a Summit Student Conference in 2005 and worked on Summer Staff in 2007 and 2008. After graduating in 2008, she moved to Colorado and joined the Summit team full-time and has served in a variety of roles including Assistant to the Business Manager, Development Officer, and now as Alumni Network Project Developer. Included on her “bucket list” is: swimming in Loch Ness, seeing a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, and traveling to Israel to see the historical landmarks of our faith.

Alumni Network Project Developer


Lois McNair

Lois McNair joined Summit in 2018. She received a B.A. from Tennessee Temple University. ​She loved being a school teacher, Bible teacher, worship leader, and conference speaker. She married her sixth-grade boyfriend, Bobby, 29 years ago and they​ have been in ministry together since 1991. They have four children. Their oldest, Micah, ​is married to Hali​ and is on staff at his church. Meagan is a church worship leader and is a professional makeup artist. Morgan ​is attending ​college, and Macauley is a ​junior​ in high school. Lois loves living near the beach and the beautiful and sometimes “messy” adventure that everyday life brings with her family.

Curriculum Sales Representative


Lorraine Wadman

Lorraine Wadman joined the Summit team in 2016 as an editor for the revision of Building on the Rock, Summit’s Christian elementary school curriculum. Prior to joining Summit, Lorraine worked as a textbook editor for the Association of Christian Schools International. She also taught various grades in Christian schools for many years. Lorraine and her family live Colorado Springs where they are active members of Academy Christian Church. Lorraine enjoys teaching Sunday school and writing scripts for her church’s puppet ministry.

Curriculum Editor


Lynnette Han

Lynnette joined the Summit team in March of 2018 to serve as the Support Services Specialist. She graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, OK with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science. From there she moved to China to become a teacher of English as a Second Language to University students who were eager to learn all they could about Western language and culture. After marriage, then off and on over the years she and her husband have lived and traveled in Asia where they enjoy the privilege of building life-long friendships as they continually seek every opportunity to point to the one true Light in this dark world. In her spare time Lynnette likes studying, making puzzles, doing arts and crafts, and singing. You will also find her traveling, camping and hiking every chance she gets.

Support Services Specialist


Macki Jones

Macki came on board at Summit in early fall of 2015 as Curriculum Managing Editor. Her testimony and dramatic conversion from atheist and Darwinist to believer and creationist brings a unique perspective to the Summit team. She holds a B.A. in anthropology with an emphasis in archaeology, and an M.A. in curriculum and instruction. Macki has experience as a curriculum coordinator and middle school science teacher in Christian and charter schools here in Colorado Springs. In 2006 she accepted a position at ACSI as a curriculum designer and textbook editor. For the past several years she has also served as an adjunct professor and course developer for Colorado Christian University. You can find Macki on the tennis courts, playing volleyball, hiking, and exploring the beauty of God’s creation.

Curriculum Managing Editor


Marit Byron

Marit Byron joined the Summit staff in 2014 as a customer care representative and enjoyed 3 years in that position before transitioning to the Support Services team as an offsite employee. Although her structured education concluded with a B.A. in Philosophy and Theatre from Northwestern College, daily on-the-job training continues for her other full-time positions as a wife and mother. Together, the Byrons enjoys flying to new places, eating breakfast for dinner (or lunch…or breakfast!), and opening their little home to neighbors for food and conversation.  Marit is an avid black coffee drinker and always prefers to be barefoot.

Information Management Specialist


Mark Kloosterman

Mark Kloosterman joined the summit staff in 2018 as the TN Conference Coordinator. He has earned an undergraduate degree in Recreation Management from Western Michigan University as well as a master’s degree in Sports Management from Western Michigan University. During his college years he had the opportunity to serve an internship in central Utah with Tri-Grace Ministries. Mark has also previously worked as summer staff in Summit’s Tennessee location multiple years. Prior to coming on full time staff Mark served as the graduate assistant within the athletic facilities department of Western Michigan University. In his free time Mark enjoys being active in skiing, hiking, mountain biking and anything sports related. You will also find he has a love and passion for his high five shaped state of Michigan!

TN Student Conference Coordinator


Mark Rader

Mark Rader was first introduced to Summit in 1999 when he was serving at Focus on the Family Institute.  He reconnected with Summit in 2016 and was offered a position as the National Director of Student Recruitment in 2017. In February of 2018, he became a Special Assistant to the President to help Summit serve our donors more effectively. He is passionate about spreading the word about Summit across America, believing that God has raised up Summit for “such a time as this”.

Born and raised near Seattle, Mark graduated from the Air Force Academy in 1974 and spend 20 years in the Air Force, including time as a missile officer as well as several training and education jobs. His favorite assignment was teaching Air Force ROTC at Oregon State University. He met his wife Donna while stationed in San Antonio and retired from the Air Force in 1994. Mark then spent three years in admissions work at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, followed by six years as Director of Admissions at Focus on the Family Institute from 1997-2003. He then served for 11 years at Biblica, his last five years the Director of Military Ministry. Mark and Donna have been married for 31 years and have three grown daughters, Emily, Sarah, and Olivia, and three wonderful grandchildren. They enjoy exploring the great outdoors in Colorado, fishing, music, sports, their local church and the opportunity to grow together Christ.

Assistant to the President


Molly Geiger

Molly Geiger grew up in Bismarck, ND. She moved to Colorado in 2016 and thoroughly enjoys it! Molly’s experiences and interest are as diverse as they are numerous… Whether it is butchering chickens on the family farm, working with orphans in Taiwan, volunteering as an EMT/FF or making wedding cakes, Molly has given herself quite the education through real life. She first attended Summit as a student in 2011, and then came on as summer staff later that year. She has worked as a kitchen supervisor, women’s staff director and now serves as summer program coordinator. Molly has a passion for serving and leading people (with unmatched amounts of energy and enthusiasm) and Summit is the perfect outlet for her to accomplish those goals. When Molly is not in the middle of running the CO program she is most likely reading a new book in a downtown coffee shop or traveling with her siblings!

CO Program Coordinator


Nathan Reitz

Born and raised on the other side of Pikes Peak from where Summit is located, Nathan happily discovered Summit through his wife Shelly and Mom-in-law, Trudy Friesema.  Bringing a diverse background of experience in the skilled trades and a BA in Biblical Studies from Colorado Christian University, Nathan began serving alongside Summit in 2007 through the Maintenance Department.  From 2009 to 2018, Nathan and Shelly managed year-round operations at Snow Wolf Lodge, where Summit Semester is held each fall.  Returning the summer of 2018 to the Manitou Springs location with his wife and 3 children- Daniel, Raylee, and Naomi, Nathan now oversees all Summit properties.  He delights in developing a work culture in which properties integrally serves alongside all other departments so that the students, faculty and staff are cared for in the best possible way.  Outside of work, Nathan and his family enjoy loving children through foster care and pursuing all the wonders Colorado has to offer.

Director of Properties


Rick Olson

Rick Olson serves Summit in the area of Advancement.  He has a passion for stewardship and has been privileged to serve numerous ministries and churches over the years.  He holds a B.S. in Business/Marketing from the University of Southern California and a MDiv in Pastoral Ministries from Talbot Seminary.  He lives in Southern California and the greatest part of his life is his marriage to Cheryl and his four children.

Assistant to the President


Roy Faletti

Roy Faletti joined the staff of Summit in 2011 as the Director of Customer Support and Sales. Since coming to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ in his mid teens at a ministry serving troubled teens, he has had a lifelong passion for reaching youth with the Gospel message. He has been involved in Christian education for over 23 years. He was the administrator of a church based Christian school in Idaho for 14 years, at which time he also served as a regional consultant for an educational ministry that specialized in differentiated education. Prior to coming to Summit, he held various leadership positions for nine years at a major Christian curriculum publisher where his primary focus was serving Christian schools. He and his lovely wife Mary have three daughters (Rebekah, Isabelle and Abigail), three male cats, who currently reside in Colorado Springs, CO.

National Director of Partner Development 


Scott Northway

Scott Northway joined the Summit team in April 2017 as the Vice President of Programs. Prior to joining Summit, Scott served as the Partner Relationship Director for Children’s HopeChest. For over 22 years, Scott has been involved with creating experiential learning environments and materials for hundreds of students – with a focus on mentoring, coaching, equipping, and encouraging the younger generation to live their faith out loud! Since 2010, Scott continues to engage with high school students by serving on the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Southern Colorado Board of Directors and is the Huddle Leader for PRHS FCA (Palmer Ridge High School). Scott is all about building trusting relationships that matter and encourages students to find God’s design for their lives and then expand God’s kingdom in their area of influence. He believes that partnering with the local church is imperative for helping students to stay connected!

Scott has a diverse background in youth ministry, business management, partner development, discipleship, selling, ministry expansion, and business ownership. Key focus areas include 12 years of leading a father/son and father/daughter retreat ministry called Compass Ministries and partnering with other non-profits like YFC, YMCA, YoungLife, and DSM (Desperation Student Ministries) to name a few. He also enjoys serving as a volunteer assistant coach for boys’ and girls’ PRHS Varsity Soccer.

Scott and his lovely wife, Debbie, will be celebrating 25 years of marriage in September 2017, and they have two boys, Josh (21) and Matt (18). The Northway family likes to experience all things Colorado and doing bar-b-que and sweet tea are a hospitality must! Scott holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Georgia State University and formerly served as a U.S. Army Airborne Ranger with a LRRP Unit (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol).

Vice-President of Programs


Steven Lee

Steven Lee joined the Summit Ministries Programs department in 2018.  He is the Conference Coordinator for Pennsylvania. Steven is from the golden state of California, raised in Los Angeles. Now he lives in beautiful state of Colorado. He loves to hike, swim, shop, read, make videos, take photos, hang out with friends, and eat. He has served in youth ministry for the last 7 years at a local Los Angeles Korean American Church. The last four years at the church he was part of the youth ministry internship, focusing on Outreach and Missions for High School Students. Helped with the start up of Truth Matters Ministry, a Student apologetics ministry. Steven is excited to be apart of the Summit team, and encouraged to see what God has in store for him here at Summit Ministries and in Pennsylvania.

PA Student Conference Coordinator


Tosha Payne

Tosha Payne spent her youngest years in Iowa, then lived in the Chicago area, and has traveled extensively before coming to Colorado as summer staff here at Summit in May of 2011. A Summit weekend worldview conference came to her area when she was a teenager and she keenly remembers how hungry she was to take in those words that rang with truth and begged her to live life intentionally. Mission trips, work, and friends have taken her to faraway places, but her love for travel was ignited early on by visiting National Parks with her family. Tosha has a B.A. in Counseling and M.A. in Business Administration and now enjoys taking advantage of the adventures to be had in CO camping, hiking, swimming, skiing, skating, kayaking, and hosting visitors.

Executive Assistant to the President


Tripp Almon

Tripp Almon joined Summit in 2018 and serves as the Director of Summit Semester. He relocated to the great state of Colorado with his wife, Megan, and their kids, Neely and Rogan, from the little town of Newnan, Georgia — just south of Atlanta. Tripp’s passion for educating students in the areas of Christian theology, worldview, and apologetics grew in large part from growing up in a Christian home and then struggling profoundly with the tidal wave of cultural ideas that engulfed him as he entered a secular university. Thankfully, his experience taught him that Christianity not only stands in the marketplace of ideas — it soars. Since then, he and Megan, an apologist and speaker with Life Training Institute, seek to cultivate environments where students feel the freedom to ask big questions and are encouraged to pursue real answers. Before joining Summit, Tripp, a former elite gymnast, coached gymnastics for more than two decades and served as a pastor for 10 years. He and his family love the outdoors and adventure sports, particularly off-road motorcycling.  Tripp is also a rally car co-driver with Almon Brothers Racing Team — 2017 champions of the NASA Rally Atlantic Cup Series.

Director of Summit Semester