The Story of
Trinity Grace Farm

“Our granddaughter, Trinity Grace, has an extra special place in our hearts. Trinity is a special needs child. She has Down syndrome. She was born with three holes in her heart, pulmonary lung disease, and feeding issues. She has had her heart patched up, her feeding issues have required procedures several times, and her lungs are always a worry. But with all of that, God gave her the biggest capacity for love I have ever experienced!

When my husband Jim wanted to buy some farmland, I didn’t see how it could be a very good investment. But I trust him, so we bought it. Then one day, Jim said he was thinking of giving the farm away! He explained how Summit Leadership Foundation wanted to use it as an activity farm for special-needs children and adults and small group ministries. It was a totally different kind of investment all together!

The only thing I wanted to be sure of was that it be named after our granddaughter, so Trinity Grace Farm was born. However, just like our granddaughter’s birth, it needs many ‘operations and procedures’ to live up to its potential. I feel that God had this ‘different kind of investment’ in mind all the time. I am in awe of how God weaves events, people, and circumstances together to make special investments into His Kingdom!” — Mary and James Miller

Our Mission

To create safe, accessible, and stimulating outdoor experiences for children, teens, and adults with differing abilities to enjoy with friends and family, in their own community. Trinity Grace Farm will allow this beautiful land in Northeast Tennessee to live up to its potential, just as families help their loved ones and organizations help their clients to live up to their full potential.

Our Vision

To connect the families of people who are differently abled with agencies that serve this population to create a community of relationships and resources. These connections will lead to exciting events and programs at Trinity Grace Farm, while everyone involved will receive support, encouragement, and expertise when they need it.

About Summit Leadership

Trinity Grace Farm operates under the ministry of Summit Leadership Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity established in 2004. Summit has an extensive network of more than 150 partnering businesses, nonprofits, and churches in the Appalachian Highlands region. Summit also works closely with ETSU, Ballad Health, The United Way, the area Chambers of Commerce, and government agencies (local, state, and federal) to network and find the right solutions and resources to address specific needs. A primary function in the mission of Summit Leadership is to “Connect the Right People and the Right Resources.” Summit believes better leaders equal stronger communities!

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Check out our progress and get a sneak peek into the amenities we’re working on by scheduling your personal tour. It’s the perfect way to see firsthand how your donations are making a difference and get inspired by the improvements yet to come. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to see the park as it’s being built!

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