Herbert Andy Summers

Herbert "Andy" Summers

Herbert "Andy" Summers

(29 April 1939--13 March 2008)

Andy Summers, the much beloved Minister to Students and Professor of Peace and Justice Studies passed away on March 13, 2008.  In his honor, the Peace and Justice Studies Program and the Warren Wilson Community have established the Andy Summers Memorial Lecture Series.  Those interested in contributing to this Series fund should contact Prof. Paul J. Magnarella at pmagnarella@warren-wilson.edu or 828-771-2014.



A.A., Young Harris College
B.A., Southern Methodist University
M.Div., (with honors)Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Clinical Intenship, Association for Clinical Pastoral Education,
Central State Hospital, Milledgeville, GA
Certificate of Graduate Studies, Pacific School of Religion
Clinical Residency, Oasis Center, Lafayette,California
Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology

Professional Experience

Fall 1991 to Present, Minister to Students, Warren Wilson College
1980 - 1991. Conference Pastoral Counselor, South Georgia United Methodist Church
1974-1980, Director, Fresno Pastoral Counseling Service
1967-1972, Pastor, Wesley United Methodist Church, Hayward,California
1965-1967, Associate Pastor, Cambrian Park United Methodist Church, San Jose, California
1964-1965, Pastor, Mayfield Circuit,UMC, Hancock County, Georgia
1961-1963, Pastor, Monticello Circuit, UMC, Jasper County, Georgia

Professional Memberships

Ordained Elder, California Nevada Conference, United Methodist Church
Diplomate/Supervisor, American Association of Pastoral Counselors Clinical Member & Approved Supervisor, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Psychological Association
Peace and Justice Studies Association
National Campus Ministry Association

Some Special Experiences

Witness for Peace National Board of Directors, 1999-2005
Chairperson of the National Board, 2000-2004
Participated in Witness for Peace delegations to Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, and Cuba.
Coordinated and gave leadership to 10 eight week field courses in Central America with Warren Wilson College students.
Participated in two delegations to Israel, Palestine, and Jordan in 1990 and 1999.
Organized ten groups of Warren Wilson College students to participate in the annual School of the Americas Protest and Demonstration.

Well-Being from a Family Systems Perspective,in WELL-BEING IN MINISTRY, James Cobble & Donald Houts,eds., Christian Ministry Resources Press, 1999.
Making the Changes, in Stories Along the Journey (Spiritual and Theological Reflections for Pastoral Counselors), American Association of Pastoral Counselors, 1993.
Primer for Pastors Dealing with Farmers in Crisis, published by the South Georgia United Methodist Conference, c1985
Editorals and articles published in the Asheville Global Report, Asheville Citizen-Times, and Hospitality (Open Door Community in Atlanta), including the following: Grassroots Writings Confront Globalism, Stolen Childhood, Education for Critical Consciousness in the Ixcan of Guatemala, and Mexico's Dangerous Don Samuel Retires.


Egyptian-Israeli Peace Accord

Egyptian-Israeli Peace Accord, by an Israeli Student

Endow a Peace Studies Professorship