Published June 27, 2019

Summit Faculty in the News–Spring 2019 Edition


North America
GLS faculty alumni continue to impact the world of leadership. Catch up with those that made news in the 2019 Spring Edition update.


Under the leadership of co-founder and senior pastor Craig Groeschel (GLS 2018, 2015, 2012, 2008), Life.Church opened its 28th location.

Angela Ahrendts (GLS 2019) announced her departure from Apple.

The Faith, Hope & Charity Gala honored pastor Erwin McManus (GLS 2018, 2011, 2003).

Shake Shack, under the leadership of restauranteur Danny Meyer (GLS 2018), announced that it will be eliminating plastic straws at all locations across the United States.

Facebook Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg (GLS 2017) met with U.S. lawmakers to discuss the potential regulation of tech companies.

Marcus Lemonis (GLS 2017) made an emotional visit to the Beirut orphanage from which he was adopted for the CNBC original documentary, The Profit: My Roots.

A one-woman show entitled Miracle in Rwanda, based on Immaculeé Ilibagiza’s (GLS 2017) survival of the Rwandan genocide, was produced in New York City’s Lion Theatre.

Brené Brown (GLS 2015, 2013) is spreading her message about embracing vulnerability in her new Netflix Special, Brené Brown: The Call to Courage.

Filmmaker Tyler Perry (GLS 2014) announced the retirement the beloved Madea character after the film A Madea Family Funeral.

Bob Goff (GLS 2013) launched The Dream Big Podcast focusing on the foundational principles of the Dream Big Framework.

Mama Maggie Gobran (GLS 2011) was granted the International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award by the U.S. Department of State.

Cory Booker (GLS 2011) launched his 2020 U.S. Presidential Campaign Tour from Newark, New Jersey.

In a divisive United Methodist Church General Conference vote, Rev. Adam Hamilton (GLS 2010) lent his voice in support to the One Church Plan.

Blake Mycoskie (GLS 2010) announced that he will be devoting himself to ending gun violence.

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