Summer Diegel

Director for Youth & Family Education

Summer Gail Diegel is V&M's director of youth & family education, and serves the community through leading our children's and youth ministry programs. They love fantasy, and especially enjoy collaborating with people of all-ages in imagination, play, and exploring the Divine universe. Summer holds over a decade of experience in the service of children, elders, & families with diverse needs and embraces playfulness as an ally in embodied companionship.

Summer is a full-spectrum care worker committed to teaching through modeling consent and compassion in learning, and practicing intergenerational community care. Summer graduated with a B.A. in comparative religion through the Theology & Religious Studies program at Seattle University in 2019. Summer is also on the board of directors with A Sacred Passing: Death Midwifery and Education.