Dr. Sarah Sumner is Founder and President of Right On Mission, a new model of education for believers. For over fifteen years, Dr. Sumner worked full-time in Christian higher education and loved it, yet lamented its leftward lean toward secularization. She was hired to teach at Wheaton College, Azusa Pacific University, Simpson University, and Trinity Law School. She has guest lectured or keynoted in chapel in almost forty (40) different schools of the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
Dr. Sumner was personally mentored by Carl F.H. Henry and Dallas Willard and worked as a T.A. for Kevin Vanhoozer. Her dissertation committee included H.O.J. Brown (chair), Douglas Moo, and Wayne Grudem. Dr. Sumner is the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. She holds an MBA from Azusa Pacific University, an MA in from Wheaton College, an MDiv equivalent from Trinity, and a BA from Baylor University. She was trained as a global change agent at Harvard University.
So far, Sarah Sumner has authored four books: Men and Women in the Church (now in its 12th printing, IVP, 2003), Leadership Above the Line (Tyndale, 2006), Just How Married Do You Want To Be? (IVP, 2008), and Angry Like Jesus: Using His Example To Spark Your Moral Courage (Fortress, 2015). She has published in Christianity Today, Relevant, Leadership Journal, Gifted For Leadership, Neue Quarterly, and Christian Management Report. She has also contributed to reference books such as Dictionary of Theology and Culture (NavPress, 2009); The Dictionary for Christian Spirituality (Zondervan, 2010), and the 3rd Edition of Elwell’s Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Baker, 2017). Currently she is writing a book on headship.
Sarah Sumner’s mission statement is:
To build integrity in the Church.