Welcome Letter From
Dr. Teresa Conlon
We are excited to welcome our students back to campus! Like many schools around the nation, we have faced complex decisions while planning a school year through the lens of a global pandemic. Our response has been to pull together, keep our doors open and provide in-person learning for the majority of the 2020-2021 year. This has required persistence, flexibility and creativity on the part of our staff to provide a safe, secure and meaningful semesters.
Our family atmosphere continues strong while campus life has been adapted to accommodate safety guidelines. Social distancing, face coverings, plexiglass guards and frequent cleaning are the new norm. Our academic calendar has adjusted slightly so that after Thanksgiving Break students will transition to online learning for the last two and a half weeks of the fall semester.
Summit is a unique Bible school operating within a year like no other. Our uniqueness is book-ended by two principles: the first is our unplugged environment and the second is our emphasis on students developing a devotional life while studying the Bible. Many students and alumni say their time at Summit was transformative. I believe this year will be no different.
The Scriptures state in Proverbs 22:3 that “a prudent person foresees danger and takes precautions.” This is a word in season to us. There is another verse, found in Proverbs 28:1 that says, “the righteous are as bold as a lion.” Combined, these two verses describe our mandate of pressing on as we make both practical and spiritual preparations for this season.
We look forward to seeing new students arrive, seniors return and hope our supporters are encouraged. Summit is open and God-dependent as we embrace this unique year. Support us and join us in prayer as we continue forward for the glory of God and the souls of men and women.
Teresa Conlon has been serving as president of Summit International School of Ministry since the fall of 2010. She also serves as an associate pastor at Times Square Church in New York City.
Teresa spent many years ministering alongside her husband, Pastor Carter Conlon, senior Pastor of Times Square Church, before feeling called of the Lord to take the position of President at Summit.
She was mentored by the late Rev. David Wilkerson, author of the Cross and the Switchblade, and founder of both Summit and Times Square Church.
Teresa has had the privilege of speaking internationally for over a decade at leadership conferences and women’s events. She has a passion for the Word of God and is known for speaking directly to the heart through her messages. Teresa feels her call to Summit is a position for which she has had a lifetime of training.
Teresa has an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Lancaster Bible College as well as a BA in Law and History from Carleton University. She has three married children and eight grandchildren.