The straw poll was the final event of the three-day gathering of thousands of conservatives in downtown Denver.
Western Conservative Summit
Summit organizer Jeff Hunt told Colorado Matters those who'll be attending the gathering are deeply concerned about the failure of Republican-backed health care reform.
Sweeting, a pastor and academic, comes to CCU after serving as president of the Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.
This weekend's appearance by presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Western Conservative Summit represents an opportunity for "healing," according to summit organizer Jeff Hunt.
"Colorado’s going to be at the eye of the storm," during the general election, and Republicans candidates are trying to get face time in the state now.