Who We Are

OUR STORY

Summit Leadership Foundation was born out of a passion for connecting the right people and the right resources. Dave McAuley founded Summit in 2004 after reading the book Halftime and realizing that if he was ever going to act on that passion, now was the time. From humble beginnings at his dinning room table to our current 21,000 square foot facility, Summit’s mission:

serving communities around the world with the love of Jesus Christ by creating relational hubs for connecting, consulting, coaching, and caring

has never waivered. Today we are blessed to serve over 100 non-profits, ministries, and churches.

OUR NAME

Based on a biblical example of leadership, Summit’s name is inspired by the story of Moses. In Exodus 17, Moses led the children of Israel through the wilderness from Egypt, before being attacked by Amileck and his army. It was at this time that Moses was called to do something bigger than himself. Standing on the summit of the hill, Moses raised the staff of God high above his head. As long as he held the staff up, Israel would prevail in battle, but if it was lowered, Amileck would win.

As the battle wore on however Moses’ strength weakened and the battle became more challenging. It was at that point that Aaron and Hur came along side Moses to help him. Together they were able to accomplish the plan that God had for Moses and the children of Israel prevailed. At Summit we aim to be like Aaron and Hur, to come alongside leaders and lift them up so that they may accomplish what God has called them to do.

  • Summit Leadership Foundation is a true blessing to our community! Dave and Matt have helped raise awareness of my Special Spaces ministry and connected me to those who can help with our mission of making a difference in the lives of sick children. They have prayed for us and encouraged us. We are so thankful and grateful to know them and all involved at Summit!

    K.W.
  • Dave, Matt and the rest of the group at Summit are some of the best people you can surround yourself with. Love this place and the people!

    M.T.
  • We at One Acre Cafe were so blessed to have Summit Leadership Foundation supporting us during the start up phase of the cafe. The staff is remarkable. We are so thankful to be a part of such a great group of people!

    M.W.
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