Email or call 612.325.7553 to inquire about scheduling Dawn to speak at your event or congregation.


Here are some events where Dawn has been a workshop leader/keynote presenter: 

Recharge Events and training workshops hosted by Youth Leadership, St. Paul, MN

Inaugural Intergenerate Conference at Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN

Children's Pastor Conference, the annual conference for INCM

MOMcon, the annual conference for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

Power in the Spirit annual conference, Virginia Synod of the ELCA

Hope Leadership Conference, West Des Moines, IA

Adult Study Leader at Outlaw Ranch, Custer, SD

Minnesota Early Childhood Conference at Concordia University, St. Paul

ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza and Intensive Course Leader

Opening The Book of Faith event, East Central Synod of WI of the ELCA

Raising Up Leaders event, LaCrosse Area Synod of the ELCA

ELCA's East Central Synod of Wisconsin Annual Gathering of Church Administrators

ELEA regional and national conferences

Atlanta's Up2Me Radio Show

watch a webinar

The Ministry of Space
Hosted by INCM
View it here.

Starting and Strengthening Your Early Childhood Ministry
Hosted by INCM.
View it here.

Screentime on Sundays
Hosted by INCM
View it here.



Dawn has been a keynote speaker and workshop leader at conventions, seminaries, colleges, continuing education events, and congregations across the country. She also spent six years as a university professor teaching undergraduate and graduate psychology courses. Dawn can speak on a variety of topics, including:

+ Children in worship

+ Human memory and the book of Deuteronomy  

+ Birth to 3 ministry in congregations

+ Designing child-friendly spaces in churches

+ Childhood and stewardship

+ Brain changes during the tween/early teen years

+ Creativity in organizations

+ PLUS customized presentations and experiences to fit specific event themes

Invite Dawn to contribute to your publication, appear at your event, or consult with your organization:


Here's a video of Dawn's MainStage presentation "Brains on the Verge," recorded at the 2014 ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza, St. Louis, MO.