My name is Tabitha Summers and I was born and raised in DFW. I have been attending The Abbey Church since I was 5 years old and have been the Praise and Worship Leader for 11 years. I graduated from UNT with my Bachelors of Science in Integrative Studies and now work for a non-profit organization where I have the privilege of overseeing 20 teams in the DFW area as they live missionally to those around them.
I was introduced to the Path at the age of 8 after my mom was trained to teach the Path and the Elements. These tools not only allowed me to see that I was uniquely and purposefully designed; they created a common language with every member of my family which has now spread to my friends and church family. I also identified my core value of hope and created my mission statement - "to bring hope to the hopeless". This mission became the filter I processed life through.
My mission continued to be my reference for any life decision. I would be faced with both small and large peer pressures like many are during their high school and college years. When I was conflicted I would continually ask myself "what will bring hope? or "where is the hope in this situation?" I would typically find my answer which kept me from engaging in scenarios that would lead to hopeless outcomes.
As I have aged and learned more about myself I have deepened my understanding of my purpose and slightly changed the wording to my mission statement. It is now "to awaken, affirm and amplify an unhindered hope in myself and others". I have recently become certified to train others in the Path and Elements and I look forward to engaging others and awakening the hope on the inside of them as they seek out their purpose and their Path!