Dan Lovaglia


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.