Holly House publisher Dean Summers is
a Christian Minister ordained in 1977. He has served in churches associated
with the North American Christian Convention (NACC). Dean established Holly House
Publications in 1995 as the print-media extension of his ministry of
equipping Christian disciples for Christian service. He is a
consultant for Christian discipleship and Christian leadership development.
Dean brings to his ministry gifts of insight, synthesis,
and plain talk. He draws from a wealth of
life experience that includes work as a railroad fireman, print shop
manager, and pastor of an urban Christian kibbutz. He is a passionate student of the Bible. His books will engage
your interest and imagination.
In his college days, Dean traveled around the globe—to Tokyo and Taipei
and Hong Kong—to Manila and Bangkok and Calcutta—to Tehran and to
Jerusalem. From 1985 to 2018 (except for a year in South Africa), Dean
and his wife Jan lived in an old house in Seattle's version
of the Inner City, where they raised their family. Jan and Dean continue
to live in the Pacific Northwest, not too far from their Seattle
Dean loves the cultural mix of
Seattle. He also loves the
outdoors, where he knows how to stay dry in the rain, and where he is an
accomplished camp cook and haiku poet.