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


Recharge Event hosted by Youth Leadership
January 7
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Eden Prairie, MN
Workshop: "Starting and Strengthening Early Childhood Ministry"
More information here.

Minnesota Early Childhood Conference
March 17-18
Concordia University, Saint Paul, MN
Workshop: "Babies, Brain Science, and the Bible"
More information here.

Intergenerate Conference
June 25-27
Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
Paper Presentation: The Most Important Intergenerational Ministry No One Is Talking About"
More information here.

Adult Study Leader
July 30-August 4
Outlaw Ranch, Custer, SD
Weeklong Study: "Your Faithful Brains: A Lifespan Look"
More information here.

Keynote Speaker for the ELCA's East Central Synod of Wisconsin Annual Gathering of Church Administrators
September 19-20
Oshkosh, WI
Details to come.

September 21-23
Kansas City, MO
Workshop details to come.
More information here.


2017 webinars

The Ministry of Space
May 3
Hosted by INCM
View it here.

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

Screentime on Sundays
May 31
Hosted by INCM
View it here.



You can invite Dawn to contribute to your publication, appear at your event, or consult with your organization. 

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.

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. 

Dawn is available to 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

Dawn can tailor her presentation to fit the specific theme of an event. 




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

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

Power in the Spirit annual conference, Virginia Synod

Hope Leadership Conference, West Des Moines, IA

ELCA Youth Ministry Network Extravaganza

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

Raising Up Leaders event, Lacrosse Area Synod of WI

ELEA regional and national conferences

Atlanta's Up2Me Radio Show


Dawn also co-presents at events with her husband, musician Jonathan Rundman.