Speakers and Musicians

27th Festival of Homiletics - 2019 Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"


Dawn Alitz

Director of Center for Lifelong Learning at Luther Seminary

Rev. Dr. Dawn Alitz is the Director of the Center for Lifelong Learning at Luther Seminary. She has served in a mission start congregation as well as several established congregations, and is active in exploring Cross-Generational ministries and coaching.

Dawn received her Master of Arts in lay leadership from Luther Seminary in 2003, and received her Ph.D. in 2009. Since graduation, Dawn has taught in adjunct positions at the seminary, as well as with Augsburg College and Lexington Theological Seminary. Immediately prior to accepting her new job, she served as associate pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minn., where she directed the Children, Youth and Family Faith Formation program.

Dawn coordinates Lifelong Learning programs which include KAIROS, the Lay School of Theology and the School for Lay Ministry, as well as events including the Mid-Winter Convocation, the Rethinking series, Working Preacher Presents: The Craft of Preaching and the Festival of Homiletics. She also oversees Luther Seminary’s online learning resources, including Enter the Bible and Working Preacher. 

Sessions for Festival of Homiletics 2019