Recent SDC graduate, Aaron Ruth, captain of the men’s soccer team and English major, was invited and accepted to attend The Daniel Summit conference in Atlanta, Georgia this summer. Aaron was invited to this conference by the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from the Miami Dolphins. He was then nominated by staff and faculty to apply to attend this conference and was selected amongst hundreds of applicants to attend.

The Daniel Summit is a gathering of men and women within the sports and entertainment industry, committed to excellence personally and professionally, who share a common goal of using their platform to have an influence for God. This conference focuses on professional and personal development through areas of leadership, character, and faith. Attendees represent different teams/organizations across the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, NCAA, MLS, Minor League, Sports Agencies, and brands.


The top goals of this conference are to:

  • Challenge and encourage attendees to use the sports and entertainment platform/influence they have been given for God.
  • Equip attendees to be better leaders, executives, spouses, and parents.
  • Provide attendees a year-round support system of like-minded men and women within the sports and entertainment industries.

We are thrilled to see one of our recent graduates recognized for his leadership abilities and commitment to Christ. Congratulations Aaron!