Summit Faculty in the News, Spring 2016 Edition
GLS Faculty alumni continue to be involved in interesting projects and ministries. Catch up with some of your favorite speakers and artists below.
GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz selected Carly Fiorina (2014, 2009, 2007) as his vice president running mate. However, after losing the Indiana primary, Cruz dropped out of the race.
Allen Catherine Kagina (2014), now the head of the Uganda National Roads Authority, stated her commitment to rehabilitating and reconstructing the government agency.
Andy Stanley (2013, 2010, 2006, 2003) apologized for a portion of a sermon that was considered discourteous to small churches.
Beat-box cellist Kevin Olusola (2012), now a member of the a cappella group Pentatonix, announced world tour dates for this summer.
Citing community standards, Facebook removed a post by Australian apologist John Dickson (2011), in which he argued for respectful language in the LGBT debate. The post reappeared on Facebook after Australia’s human rights commissioner approached the company.
A 21-minute film about art, faith and the relationship between Christian scholar and poet Eugene Peterson and Bono (2009, 2006) was released on YouTube.
Ashish Nanda (2006) received the IILM Distinguished Global Thinker Award.
Dan Allender (2002) participated in a documentary film with John Eldredge, setting out via motorcycle into the rugged back country of Colorado. A Story Worth Living will be released on May 19 for a special, one-night event across the US.
Rich Devos (2000), senior chairman of the Orlando Magic since 1991, was inducted into the Orlando Magic Hall of Fame.
Darlene Zschech (1998) shared about her battle with breast cancer to Charisma News online.
And finally, it is with sorrow that we would like to acknowledge the passing of two beloved Global Leadership Summit faculty alumni Gary Smalley (2000), marriage expert and author of Making Love Last Forever and Steven Sample (2004), former president of USC and author of The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership. Both gave impactful and life-changing messages at the Summit. We would like to celebrate their contribution to our leadership conversation and express our condolences to their families.