Dan Lovaglia is known for his probing questions, discerning perspective, and creative spin on life and ministry. Over the past 20 years, he’s served in various pastoral and non-profit leadership roles in ministries of all shapes, sizes, and influence. His love for Christ, the church, and true disciple-making community is evident in the way he relates to people and equips leaders as a networker, strategist, trainer, and author.
As a California kid from a fractured home and far from faith, God leveraged a revolutionary children’s ministry and church family to transform Dan’s discipleship trajectory. He went on to get a BA in Youth Ministry from Moody Bible Institute and MA in Evangelism and Spiritual Formation from Wheaton College Graduate School. Now, the author of Relational Children’s Ministry: Turning Kid-Influencers into Lifelong Disciple Makers, Dan leverages his experiences—particularly his seasons at Willow Creek Community Church and Awana—to build into kid-influencers and churches nationwide.
When Dan isn’t out in the world as a ministry catalyst and leadership consultant, he’s at home in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with his Canadian wife and two teenage sons cheering on the Cubs. He loves a good cup of coffee and going out to fish when the weather’s just right (or not). You can follow Dan’s adventures on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @DanLovaglia.