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 with Christ.

Donor Relationship Specialist