Summer grew up in Tyler, Texas, where she pursued the sport of swimming as a child. Swimming taught her many life lessons such as persistence, humility and teamwork. Summer looks back on her time as a colligate athlete and can honestly say those four years were some of the toughest but most rewarding years of her life!
Another one of Summer’s passions is student ministry. During the summer breaks between college semesters you could find Summer working as a camp counselor at Kamp Kanakuk or Pine Cove. Currently, she is involved with student ministry at her church, Watermark Community Church.
Soon after graduating from Ouachita Baptist University (2010) with her Bachelors in Psychology, Summer went through a difficult experience herself. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and Summer sought help from a counselor. The counseling process helped her explore her worries, doubts and fears while coping with her circumstances. Through this experience and others, Summer developed an interest in becoming a counselor (she will graduate from Dallas Theological Seminary with her Masters in Biblical Counseling in December 2016). Summer approaches counseling with understanding, empathy, and genuineness.
Summer loves her husband Ryan and her dog Snags. She also loves to run, bike and swim even though she hasn’t done an actual triathlon … yet! When Summer is not at Sparrow House you can find her at Watermark, The Village Apartments where she works part time, DTS, swimming, or cooking!