Resources from Summit

Steve Partlow

Steve Partlow

Steve Partlow joined the team at Summit, as a Special Assistant to the President, in February of 2018.  He had retired from a successful career in donor development with several major Christian ministries here in the U.S. and in Europe. Steve grew up in Dallas, Texas and started his adventurous career as a volunteer area director with Young Life, leading high school students into a relationship with their Savior.  After graduating from college at the… Read More →Steve Partlow

Mark Erikson

Mark Erikson

Mark Erikson joined the Summit team in October 2018 as a Regional Conference Manager. Even as a kid, Mark’s dream was to live in the mountains of Colorado where he could hunt, fish and eventually star in his own wilderness reality television show. Although the reality television space is a little crowded these days, Mark still hopes to fulfill his other dream of helping turn the tide in American Christianity. Mark has 30 years of… Read More →Mark Erikson

Terry and April Bancesco

Terry and April Bancesco

Terry Bancesco is the Property Manager at Snow wolf lodge in Pagosa Springs. Terry joined Summit Ministries in 2017 as the lodge’s Maintenance Supervisor. Terry Grew up in northwestern Canada at the base of the Rockies, met the girl of his dreams and moved to Texas.  He has assumed Maintenance/Management roles in multiple companies including Walmart, Providential Properties, Staples, Flowers Foods and Clarus Glassboards.  Terry enjoys solid family relationships with his coworkers and values building… Read More →Terry and April Bancesco

Michael Robison

Michael Robison

Michael hails from Texas but the mountains have grown on him since coming to work at Summit in 2012. He grew up working in his parents’ fish business (or aquaculture industry as it’s now called) where they supplied fish stocking and management for private lakes. Michael now works with the properties team as a project manager. On the weekends he enjoys off-roading, backpacking, hiking, or just being somewhere without cellphone service. Project Manager      … Read More →Michael Robison

Bonnie Blair

Bonnie Blair

Bonnie is a life-long supporter of Christian Education. Her son attended Christian school from K-12, attended two Summit Student Conferences and is currently attending college at Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. She was first introduced to Summit curriculum while serving as the Development Director at Warsaw Christian School. When she saw Building on the Rock, she immediately turned to her Administrator and Principal and said “This….this is how I wish Bible had been taught… Read More →Bonnie Blair

Danae Glass

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… Read More →Danae Glass

Joshua Jones

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… Read More →Joshua Jones

Mark Rader

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… Read More →Mark Rader

Rick Olson

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  … Read More →Rick Olson

Heather Sewell

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… Read More →Heather Sewell

Kellen McIntire

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… Read More →Kellen McIntire

Amy Ziegler

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.… Read More →Amy Ziegler