The following article on Buck Summers (pictured) appeared this week in the Chambersburg, PA, Public Opinion. The organization Summers joined was founded by former Grace College and Seminary professor, Dr. John Stoll.
Pastor joins mentoring group
The Rev. Earl L. “Buck” Summers, MS, owner of Balanced Living Resources, a counseling, consulting and speaking service in Chambersburg, was recently invited to join ASKMentors, an e-mentoring program for pastors. The ministry is a division of ASK Inc., which provides personal counseling to individuals, groups and businesses from a main office in Minneapolis.
Summers joins other counselors who have volunteered their services to assist pastors in participating church denominations throughout the United States. Their goal is to help the pastors manage time for family and ministry, balance spiritual and physical needs and improve skills relating to people, preaching and leadership.
Formerly of Waynesboro, he founded Grace Brethren Church, 315 S. Edwards Ave., in August 1975. Following his resignation from that ministry on Dec. 31, 1986, he established his present people-helping services. He also had pastorates for the United Brethren In Christ denomination in State Line and Shippensburg.
Summers received a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies from Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., and a master’s degree in human relations from Shippensburg University. He is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors and the Society for Christian Psychology.