Ministry Facilitator with Emphasis in Positive Behavioral Supports
Originally from Wisconsin, Dawn studied at Wheaton College in metropolitan Chicago where she received a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies and Teaching English as a Second Language. Dawn and her husband were Bible translators and literacy workers in Papua New Guinea for eleven years and completed the Sio language New Testament and Psalms in 1996.
Upon returning to the US, Dawn began working as a physical therapist at Easter Seals, and it was there that God impressed upon her, in a new way, the needs of families who have children with disabilities. After volunteering in the disability ministry of College Church in Wheaton for several years, she was asked to be its Director of Disability Ministries. She served in that role for twelve years before passing on the baton to a new director. She continues her involvement in disability ministry as an adjunct faculty member at Moody Bible Institute and as a certified instructor in Therapeutic Options™, providing training in positive behavior support and person‐centered approaches.
To Contact Dawn: email@example.com
Missions and Outreach Specialist
Originally from Pennsylvania, Julie resides in Atlanta where she is a physical therapist specializing in the treatment of people with brain and spinal cord injuries. Julie received a Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Miami and has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient and outpatient rehab, and pediatric care (infants to 18 years of age). She enjoys traveling, photography, reading, sports and spending time with family and friends.
Julie has a heart for missions and has participated in a wide range of short-term mission trips, including coordinating one to Bulgaria specifically to encourage the disability ministry of a local missionary team. She is currently a member of Christos Community Church in Norcross, Georgia, a multi-ethnic and bilingual (Spanish and English) mission of Perimeter Church (PCA).
To Contact Julie: firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Ministry Consultant
Sue is the Children’s Ministry Coordinator for the PCA’s Committee on Discipleship Ministries and serves as a consultant for both Great Commission Publications and Engaging Disability With The Gospel. After receiving a Master of Education from the University of West Georgia, Sue taught in public schools for eight years and homeschooled her four children over the course of 22 years. She leads the children’s ministry at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Atlanta and enjoys spending as much time as possible with her nine grandchildren.
Sue is gifted at thinking through how to enfold children with disabilities into your church’s already-existing children’s ministry.
To Contact Sue: email@example.com