Director of Children, Youth, & Family Ministries
Dawn joined the St. John’s team as Director of Children, Youth, and Family Ministries (CYFM) in 2020. Her passion for working with this population is what drew her to work in Christian formation in 2012 following a successful career on the Special Education faculty at the University of Maryland. Her creative, engaging, and family-oriented approach to Christian education, as well as her commitment to equipping and supporting parents and volunteers in their work with children and youth, is rooted in her own commitments as a parent and follower of Christ. Dawn believes that faith formation is meant to be fresh, relevant, and relational, and she brings with her a lot of experience in nurturing a multigenerational approach to faith formation that draws on the gifts and talents of the entire church community.
Dawn believes that Children, Youth, and Family ministries encompass everyone, whether you’re a child or youth doing the difficult work of growing up, a parent on the front-lines of raising children, or part of the church “family,” a.k.a. everyone in the Body of Christ.
A native Marylander, Dawn is married to Rob and together they have three young adult children. In her spare time she loves to hike, make music, and hang out with her dog and two cats.