Shortly after Summer was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Lord led her newly saved mother to Falls Baptist Church. This vital step led to Summer’s salvation at four years old as she heard the gospel preached and responded by faith to Jesus’ wonderful offer. Key steps of surrender in her teenage years led Summer to Baptist College of Ministry in 2005 where she helped pioneer the speech education program.
In 2009, she began teaching speech at Falls Baptist Academy, and the following year, after graduating from BCM with a minor in speech and English, she began her role in BCM teaching English 100. In 2012, Summer’s focus within BCM shifted to speech communication where she currently teaches several speech courses. That same year, she was married to her husband, David Rains (BCM and BTS graduate from Mukwonago, WI) and they are now enjoying the additional blessing of a son, Micaiah.
Her husband David is the youth director at Falls Baptist Church which allows Summer’s time to be filled with many exciting adventures and gospel endeavors with teenagers. When she isn’t with teens (which isn’t very often =) she enjoys Pizza Night with her parents and siblings, experiencing life with her husband and son, and more than occasionally rearranging her home decorations. She also puts much effort into various production aspects at Falls Baptist Church with the specific desire that each script she writes deliver a pointed message that draws people to the Savior. She is grateful for the opportunity to invest in the people of Baptist College of Ministry/Falls Baptist Church—a “place” that has tremendously impacted every part of her life by continually pointing her to Jesus!