Leadership Staff

Allen Quine, Ph.D.

Allen Quine, Ph.D.

Allen serves as Vice President of International Relations managing key relationships with libraries, museums and strategic partners from around the world. A practicing attorney, Allen also holds a Ph.D. from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Cary Summers, President

Cary Summers, President

In his role as president, Cary Summers oversees a team of academics, designers, technology professionals and other experts building the 430,000-square-foot international museum set to open to the public in Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 2017. He also provides oversight to Museum of the Bible’s Scholars Initiative, worldwide traveling exhibits and high school Bible curricula.

Summers’ museum-related activities take him around the world to negotiate strategic partnerships, arrange host sites for future traveling exhibits and manage a global network of institutions that house and research items from the Museum Collections, an aggregation of several of the world’s most prominent private collections of biblical objects and artifacts.

Before coming to Museum of the Bible, Summers was president and CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment/Silver Dollar City Corporation, one of the world’s largest theme attraction operators. He previously served as vice president for retail, catalog and wholesale for Bass Pro Shops and was general manager of Abercrombie and Fitch when it was the world’s oldest sporting goods company.

An entrepreuner, Summers has founded a number of consulting ventures that advise organizations, including those in the tourism and the theme-attraction industries. Summers founded Treasures of the Holy Land, an e-commerce enterprise that imports handcrafted goods made in Israel to the U.S., and serves as CEO of Nazareth Village in Israel, a re-creation of the first-century village where Jesus grew up.

Summers sits on a number of nonprofit boards and is board coordinator between the Miracle of Nazareth International Foundation USA and Nazareth Village Israel. He is a founding board member of the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, an Israeli human rights group.

Summers graduated from the University of Texas. He and his wife, Jacque, live in Springfield, Missouri.


David Trobisch, Th.D.

David Trobisch, Th.D.

David J. Trobisch, Th. D., oversees the more than 40,000 rare biblical texts and artifacts that today comprise the Museum of the Bible Collection. As the collection’s director, Trobisch advises on new acquisitions, identifies story lines for the collection’s traveling exhibits and forthcoming international museum and supervises a team of some 30 scholars and curators from around the world. 

Throughout his career, he has worked with a variety of institutions as a biblical manuscript scholar and research consultant, including the American and German Bible Societies, the Institute for New Testament Research and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Trobisch's academic work has concentrated on the formation of the Christian Bible, ancient New Testament manuscripts and the Epistles of Paul.

He previously taught New Testament at the Universities of Heidelberg, Yale Divinity School, and Bangor Theological Seminary, where he ended his teaching career at the rank of full professor holding a named chair. 

Born and raised in Cameroon, West Africa, as the son of missionaries, Trobisch holds dual citizenship in the United States and Germany. Trobisch resides in Springfield, Missouri, and Heidelberg, Germany.


Quick Facts: Dr. David Trobisch

  • Director: The Museum of the Bible Collection, one of the world’s largest private collection of rare biblical texts and artifacts
  • Scholar: Specialist of biblical manuscripts; he taught New Testament Studies at the University of Heidelberg, Yale Divinity School, and Bangor Theological Seminary
  • Author: Ten books and numerous scholarly writings and articles
  • Expert: Biblical manuscripts and antiquities, Bible translation, New Testament literature, formation of the Christian Bible

Jeff Schneider

Jeff Schneider

Jeff Schneider is vice president of information and interactive systems, leading a team of innovation professionals who provide technology support across Museum of the Bible platforms.

Schneider’s varied information technology career includes the healthcare and nonprofit industries. He most recently served as the executive director of IT at the nation’s premier youth sports camp until 2012, when he joined the Museum of the Bible team.


Jerry Pattengale, Ph.D.

Jerry Pattengale, Ph.D.

Scholar, researcher, author and speaker, Jerry Pattengale, Ph. D., brings his passion for innovation in teaching and learning his work leading Museum of the Bible's education initiatives. He oversees an international team of academics, writers, researchers, convergent media specialists and editors developing a Bible curriculum for high school students.

After graduating from high school homeless at the age of 16, Pattengale earned a bachelor's degree in history from Indiana Wesleyan University, master's degrees from Wheaton (Illinois) and Miami University (Ohio), and a doctoral degree in Ancient History from Miami under the tutelage of eminent historian and biblical scholar Edwin Yamauchi, Ph. D.

Since 1997, Pattengale has served 15,000-student Indiana Wesleyan University in administrative leadership, currently as the first-ever to earn IWU's title of University Professor. He is a senior fellow at the Sagamore Institute, a regional policy think tank, an honorary senior research associate at Tyndale House, Cambridge, a distinguished fellow at Excelsia College, Australia, and is a research scholar at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Pattengale won international acclaim in the mid-1990s for his work on the “Odyssey in Egypt” program, connecting U.S. middle-school students via the Internet with their archeological excavation of an early Egyptian monastery.

Pattengale is frequently tapped as a speaker on education issues and is the author or editor of numerous books. In 2000, the National Resource Center (University of Southern Carolina) and Houghton Mifflin recognized him with the National Student Advocate Award, which recognizes faculty who enhance the lives of first-year college students. Pattengale has also held a National Endowment for the Humanities award to Greece and was twice named Professor of the Year by the Azusa Pacific University student body. He also directs NationalConversations.com, is an associate publisher for Christian Scholar’s Review and serves on the boards of Religion News Service and Yale University's Jonathan Edwards Center.

Pattengale and his wife, Cindy, have four sons and two grandsons.


Quick Facts: Jerry Pattengale

  • Executive Director: Museum of the Bible's education initiatives

  • Senior Editor: elective Bible curriculum for high school students

  • Expert: education and pedagogy; student advocacy, mentoring and research

  • Scholar: university professor, Indiana Wesleyan University; senior fellow, the Sagamore Institute, research scholar, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, distinguished fellow, Excelsia College, Australia, honorary senior research associate, Tyndale House, Cambridge

  • Speaker: nationally recognized lecturer on education innovation and biblical studies

  • Author: 11 published books on higher education, history and student motivation; newspaper columnist; regular contributor,Books & Culture


Michael William Holmes, Ph.D.

Michael William Holmes, Ph.D.

Biblical manuscript authority Michael Holmes, Ph. D., joined Museum of the Bible in 2014 to lead the museum’s research arm, the Scholars Initiative. A professor and scholar of early Christian writings, Holmes has spent more than three decades in higher education teaching and researching New Testament and other early Christian texts.

As executive director of the Scholars Initiative, Holmes oversees a team of researchers and student scholars at more than 60 universities, advancing groundbreaking discoveries on artifacts from the Museum Collections, one of the world’s largest private collections of rare biblical texts and artifacts. Under Holmes’ leadership, items from the collection are made accessible for study to undergraduate and graduate students teamed with acclaimed biblical experts and scholar-mentors. Preliminary studies of undocumented papyri from the Museum Collections have already revealed some of the earliest-known Scriptures, the world’s oldest Jewish book of prayers and early sections of rare Greek classics.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California at Santa Barbara, Holmes earned his master’s in New Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Illinois) and a doctoral degree from Princeton Theological Seminary.  

Since 1982, Holmes has taught at Bethel University and will remain University Professor of Biblical Studies and Early Christianity while serving with Museum of the Bible. He previously was chair of Bethel’s Department of Biblical and Theological Studies from 2001 to 2010 and also taught at Princeton Theological Seminary as an instructor in New Testament.

Holmes is the author of 11 books on biblical and early Christian writings and has published more than 50 articles and chapters in academic journals and scholarly publications. Frequently tapped as a speaker on the New Testament, Holmes has lectured in Canada, England, Germany, France and Belgium in addition to numerous churches, universities and seminaries around the country.

In 1995, Holmes was awarded a Society of Biblical Literature Research and Publication Grant for the International Greek New Testament John Project. He currently serves as a member on the board of directors for the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts.


Quick Facts: Dr. Michael Holmes

  • Executive Director: Scholars Initiative, research arm of Museum of the Bible

  • University Professor: University Professor of Biblical Studies & Early Christianity, Bethel University

  • Expert: New Testament textual criticism, early Christian writings and historical Bible translation

  • Past Scholarship: Chairman of the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies, Bethel University; visiting scholar, Luther Northwestern Theological Seminary; instructor in New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary; teaching fellow, Princeton Theological Seminary

  • Speaker: frequent speaker at churches, universities and seminaries around the country

  • Author: 11 books on biblical and early Christian writings and more than 50 selected articles and chapters in journals and scholarly publications


Steven Bickley

Steven Bickley

Steven Bickley serves as Museum of the Bible’s vice president of marketing, administration and finance, where he guides the museum’s external communications and internal administrative efforts.

A former telecommunications executive, Bickley was executive vice president of marketing and business development for Canada’s largest telecom media subsidiary before joining the museum team in 2014.


Tim Smith

Tim Smith

Tim Smith brings more than 30 years of experience in the nonprofit world to his role as Vice President of Development for Museum of the Bible. Most recently, Tim was chief development officer at Food for the Hungry, a Phoenix-based nonprofit seeking to end world hunger, where he managed the organization’s global fundraising and marketing activities.