Summer Concert Series: Reggie Coates & Elizabeth Hunnicutt Summers

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Aug 4, 2018Santa Cruz Mountains | Conference Center

Summer Concert Series 18

Summer Concert Series

The auditorium opens to embrace the sounds and aromas of the surrounding redwood forest. Attendees can be up-close-and-personal inside with the artists, or relax on the mezzanine patio and take in the night while enjoying the beautiful music. Concerts are free, though dinner guests get priority seating.

All concert programs are open to the public without charge, and all are on Saturdays at 7:30 PM. in Mount Hermon’s main indoor/outdoor auditorium. A free-will offering is received towards expenses. Guests are reminded to dress warmly for the indoor-outdoor auditorium. Seating preference is given to those participating in the buffet dinner and/or staying overnight. For those purchasing the buffet, dinner is from 5:00-6:15 PM in the Dining Hall.


Reggie & Elizabeth will be individually sharing their stories though music, then end together leading everyone in worship through popular worship songs.

Hunnicutt Summers, Elizabeth

Elizabeth Hunnicutt Summers

Elizabeth Hunnicutt’s passion for authenticity, faith, and justice is a constant theme throughout her music. This passion is one of the many reasons her sound and heart have garnered her an extremely broad and diverse audience. As a true artist, when experiencing the beautiful, confusing, and sometimes tragic journey of life, Elizabeth responds the only way she knows how, through song. She pairs eloquent words and haunting melodies with circumstances, questions, and situations that resonate with many. With her approachable humor, vulnerability, and heart for community, Elizabeth connects deeply with audiences both through her recordings and live.

In her own words, “I love music because it connects with people on a heart level. I am passionate about people not just being entertained, but people being transformed. A lyric or a moment in a song can shift your perspective on life. For me, it is often in the midst of music that I feel God speaks to me. Over the years my overarching desire has become more and more to simply see people connect with God through music. That is a thrill unlike any other.”

Born on a farm in rural Nebraska, raised near the mountains in Colorado, spending her formative college years in Minneapolis-St. Paul, and then making the move out west to the San Francisco Bay Area, Elizabeth’s musical maturity reflects the varied places, relationships, and communities that have informed her life thus far. Although her music has evolved along her journey, her message of hope and unwavering faith has been a constant.

With such a widespread fan base, Elizabeth can be found performing her music or leading worship everywhere from festivals, colleges, churches, retreats and conferences to house concerts. She has shared the stage with such talented artists as Matt Maher, Mat Kearney, Brooke Fraser, Shane and Shane, David Crowder Band, Sara Groves, and The Brilliance, as well as many others.

As of 2014, Elizabeth has released six albums with her latest project a beautifully woven-together masterpiece of songs of Advent and Christmas. This highly anticipated project combines her original arrangements of long-standing favorites with new songs she has written of celebration and hope. After drawing on the talents of her close network of musician friends and artists to create this musical experience, she is eager to finally share it with others.

As well as being a concert artist, she is also the Associate Worship Leader at Twin Lakes Church in Aptos.

Coates, Reggie

Reggie Coates

Reggie has a love for God and others that is contagious and touches people’s lives in a powerful way. Through his passionate music and stories, he refreshingly encourages others to an active faith, revitalizes joy, inspires transparency, renews hope and draws us to a loving relationship with God. Whether it’s in a concert, teaching music, leading worship or sharing from God’s Word, Reggie puts a focus on the priority of knowing God through Jesus Christ. With a balance of skillful artistry, human experience and spiritual truth, he lives out the verse from Psalm 33:3, “Sing to the Lord a new song; play skillfully with a shout of joy!”

Reggie resides in Mount Hermon, California, with his wife and two boys. He has been actively involved in music ministry for over 40 years. Although he has believed in God all his life, he accepted Jesus as his Savior and Lord at the age of 12 through seeing Jesus alive in his youth pastor. This has caused a main theme in his life to be “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col. 1:27). Stemming from his relationship with God, the Mission Statement for his life and ministry is to lead others toward intimacy with God.

Reggie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music (Performance) and a Teaching Credential in Music (Education) from San Jose State University. He received a Master of Science degree in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. He graduated from the Pastoral Training School at Peninsula Bible Church, Palo Alto, under Dr. Ray C. Stedman, and is a licensed minister. He has taught music in public and private schools (elementary through college), ministered as a Youth Pastor (Jr. High age through college age) and ministered as a Worship Pastor. He was an adjunct professor at San Jose Bible College for 8 years and Bethany University for 4 years.

Currently, Reggie is the Executive Director of Heartfelt Music & Ministry, Inc. (1998-Present) and ministers full-time at Valley Christian Schools in San Jose (teaches music, coordinates the chapels, and is the Music Arts Department Chair for the High School). He is an Avid Certified Instructor in Pro Tools (leading music recording software) and Sibelius (leading music writing software).

He has performed and led music/worship at many conferences and colleges such as Azusa Pacific University (Mexico Outreach for 10 years the week before Easter), Biola University, Westmont College, Spirit West Coast, Youth Specialties’ National Youth Workers Convention, National Network of Youth Ministries, NAMM Show, Christian Musicians Summit, Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center, Hume Lake Christian Camps, Forest Home Christian Conference Center, Mount Gilead Bible Camp, Silver Spur Christian Camps & Retreat Center, Hartland Christian Camp, Alliance Redwoods Conference Grounds, Christian Artists Music Seminars in the Rockies, Christian Artists Europe and many other Christian organizations. He was the featured acoustic & electric guitar instructor at the National Worship Leader Conferences in 2010 and the featured electric bass guitar instructor in 2011. He has performed the National Anthem at the Sonoma Raceway each July 2009-2013. He continues to sing and teach at conferences, church retreats, youth events, worship services, outreach events, and music festivals.

He is an award winning songwriter (three songs at the Christian Artist’s Music Seminars in the Rockies, All For You, Slow Me Down, and Peace). His song Ain’t Nobody has been on the CCLI top 100 songs list used by churches around the world, has been recorded by over 12 artists and bands, and has been published by Brentwood-Benson Music Publications on their album & book Crazy Praise Volume 2. His songs Celebrate! and Shout have been used and recorded in Europe by the Continental Singers.

As founder of the Christian Guitar & Bass Conferences (1993-2008), he continues to lead guitar and music workshops, training others in ministry. He has recorded 16 albums with his most recent entitled Here & Now.


Concert attendance is free. Buffet and Saturday stay guests are given preferred seating. Register online or over the phone for tickets.

2018 Summer Concert Buffet Dinner Pricing
 Adults (13+)Kids (4–12)Kids (0–3)


Saturday Night Stay (Available only by phone) Limited overnight housing is available by phone registration only. Sunday breakfast is not included. There is no Sunday worship gathering.

Saturday Night Stay 
 One Adult + HousingAdditional AdultAdditional ChildAdditional Toddler


Additional Guitar Workshop

Reggie Coates will be featured in a motivational guitar workshop from 3:00pm-4:30pm the afternoon of the concert ($20.00 per person).

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