Resources from Summit

Haley Halverson

Haley Halverson is the Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation where she develops and executes national campaigns to change policies and raise awareness. Most notably, she promotes corporate social responsibility by constructing annual activism campaigns like the Dirty Dozen List, which names 12 mainstream private companies that facilitate sexual exploitation. Her advocacy work has contributed to instigating policy improvements in the native online advertising, retail, and hotel industries.… Read More →Haley Halverson

Reza Zadeh

Reza Zadeh

Reza Zadeh is originally from Abadan, Iran, yet spent most of his life in Southern California. he attended Colorado State University and had the opportunity to play football for the Rams. His love of investing in others and athletics lead him to coach at the collegiate level for 2 years before he started pouring his life into others on and off the playing field. At Colorado State University Reza studied Sports Medicine (Not using it… Read More →Reza Zadeh

Todd Wood

Todd Wood

Todd Charles Wood loved science since he was a little boy growing up in southern Michigan. He pursued his passion through his studies of genomics and molecular evolution at Liberty University, the University of Virginia, and Clemson University. As a faithful Christian and young-age creationist, Dr. Wood has worked hard to integrate science and faith. Currently, Dr. Wood is president of Core Academy of Science (, and he resides in Dayton, TN with his wife… Read More →Todd Wood

Glenn Packiam


Glenn Packiam is an Associate Senior Pastor at New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He is also the Lead Pastor for New Life Downtown, one of the congregations of New Life Church. He is a songwriter of some well-known worship songs ("Your Name", "My Savior Lives"), and the author of four books ("Discover the Mystery of Faith", "Lucky", "Secondhand Jesus", and "Butterfly in Brazil"). He also is completing a Doctorate in Theology at Durham… Read More →Glenn Packiam

Paul Nelson

Paul A. Nelson studied evolutionary theory and the philosophy of science at the University of Chicago, where he received his Ph.D. in 1998, with a dissertation examining Darwin’s theory of universal common descent. Since that time, he has been a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute and from 2004 to the present an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Arts Program in Science & Religion at Biola University. Nelson’s scholarly articles have appeared in journals… Read More →Paul Nelson

Josh Lindstrom


Josh Lindstrom is a gifted teacher and trusted shepherd with an 18 year track record of faithful and engaging church leadership. He came to Woodmen after completing 10 years of fruitful ministry at Salem-Chapel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The Lindstrom family has responded to what we all believe is the clear call of God on their lives to join the Woodmen team. Josh’s heart for ministry is the bold proclamation of God’s Word – emphasizing… Read More →Josh Lindstrom

Dan Lewis


Dan Lewis is the Executive Director of The River Foundation, the giving arm of First Southern Family of Companies. Dan has a BS in Economics and Business Administration from Ursinus College, a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Doctorate of Missiology with a focus on Emerging Missional Leadership Development from Asbury Theological Seminary. Prior to joining the River Foundation in 2008, Dan had a 21 year career with Young Life in NJ,… Read More →Dan Lewis

Kathy Koch

Dr. Kathy Koch

Dr. Kathy Koch (“cook”) is the Founder and President of Celebrate Kids, Inc., based in Fort Worth, TX, and the cofounder of Ignite the Family, based in Alpharetta, GA. She has influenced thousands of parents, teachers, and children in 30 countries through keynote messages, seminars, chapels, and other events. She is a featured speaker for the Great Homeschool Conventions and a regular presenter for Care Net, Summit Ministries, Axis, and other organizations. She speaks regularly… Read More →Kathy Koch

Gary Hartenburg


Dr. Gary Hartenburg was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and earned his BA in biblical studies and theology from Moody Bible Institute, his MA in philosophy of religion and ethics from Biola University, and his PhD in philosophy from the University of California, Irvine. He specializes in ancient philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of religion. He currently teaches in and serves as the director of the Honors College at Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas, where he… Read More →Gary Hartenburg

Jenna Ellis


Dr. Ellis is an assistant professor of Legal Studies and Communication at Colorado Christian University. As a practicing attorney in criminal law and specializing in American constitutional law, Dr. Ellis has extensive experience in litigation in both trial and appellate levels. Prior to joining CCU’s faculty, she has served as a deputy district attorney, private counsel, and counsel for the U.S. Department of State and Department of the Navy. She brings knowledge and experience of… Read More →Jenna Ellis

Ryan Dobson

Ryan Dobson

Ryan Dobson is the only son of child and family psychologist Dr. James Dobson, and grew up in the hot spotlight of what felt like Christian celebrity culture. Like many adolescents, Ryan pushed the limits of his parents’ boundaries just to see if they would practice what they preached. He has spoken, written bestselling books, and most recently, been a co-host on his father’s radio show, Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk. Ryan lives in Colorado… Read More →Ryan Dobson

Megan DeVore


Dr. Megan DeVore (Ph.D., University of Wales) in in her 11th year of teaching at CCU, where she serves as associate professor of Church History. Her research and publications focus on the early centuries of Christianity and she speaks at venues both on and off-campus, including academic conferences, interdisciplinary colloquia, seminaries, chapels, and retreats. She is married to a local pastor and has two young children whose sense of wonder for God’s world is a… Read More →Megan DeVore