|Dawn Alitz||Dr. Alitz currently serves as the Director of Faith Formation at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Stillwater, MN. She is passionate about creating partnerships between homes and congregations where trusted relationships can flourish and creating the opportunity for vital and relevant faith practices. Her strengths include theological and strategic discernment, both for individuals and faith communities, and equipping congregations to become revitalized and move out into the public arena. Dawn received her Master's and PhD from Luther Seminary, where she has also served as an adjunct instructor Christian Education and Children, Youth and Family courses. She has been trained as a Spiritual Director at the Christos Center for Spiritual Direction. Dawn lives in Apple Valley, Minnesota with her husband, Dave and their two daughters. When she's not writing or working, she can often be found performing as an accomplished oboist and freelance musician in the Twin Cities.