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About Us

Summit was established in 2017 by a group of Christians seeking to serve new migrants, particularly those who have been forcibly displaced, as they transition to life in Australia.

Summit is a program of the Trellis Oceania Foundation Ltd., a registered not-for-profit organisation supporting activities in the new migrant, Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Pacific Islands communities in the Oceania Region. 

Our Leaders

Beth Powell

Beth has a background in Business & Marketing and over 20 years experience working in faith-based not-for-profit organisations in Australia and Asia, particularly in organisational leadership and program management. She lived with her family for over a decade in East and South-East Asia before recently returning to Australia. Beth now brings her passion and experience to the role of SUMMIT Director, having a particular heart to serve those who have been forcibly displaced and now find themselves navigating a new culture, language and way of life. 

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Caroline Seaton
SUMMIT Driving

Caz has trained and worked in community development, employment assistance, nutrition, ESL teaching and is a qualified professional driving instructor. She lived and worked in Indonesia with her family for 10 years before returning to Australia to initiate SUMMIT and now leads the SUMMIT Driving program (previously Upskill Driving School).

Angela Ngiam
Freedom to Flourish

Angela is a registered qualified counsellor and garden therapist with Beauty from Ashes Counselling.  She is also the co-founder of Freedom to Flourish. She combines her counselling skills, faith, desire for people to find freedom from trauma, and her business knowledge, to create and give direction to the activities within Freedom to Flourish. She is a migrant herself and understands what it is like to learn a new language, a new culture, the stresses of living in a new country, and the joys of adapting and contributing to Australia.

Cameron & Lara Blair 

Cameron and Lara run a variety of activities for youth including Trauma Healing Camps. They have many years of experience working with youth and young adults from a variety of nationalities. They understand the difficulties associated with the transition to another culture having themselves lived in Cambodia. Cameron is a trained architect and youth worker. He has been teaching in schools and universities for over 20 years. Lara is trained in kids and youth work and is a professionally qualified and practising counsellor. She counsels people living in Australia and overseas through her practice Hope Counselling.


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