Rev. Dawn Skjei Cooley
Answering the Call to Interim Ministry
Accredited Interim Minister in Training (AIMIT)
The development of our faith is a lifelong process. It starts with, and is grounded in stories: the stories we tell about our values, the stories we return to that have deep meaning for us, the stories we never talk about, and the stories we tell about ourselves and each other. These stories can be sacred to us as individuals and as a faith community.
Each congregation is organized differently as to how religious education is formally provided – which committees or staff people are responsible for which age groups.
As an interim minister, I enjoy providing adult religious education classes and workshops, as well as working with the religious education professionals and lay people to ensure that we are intentional about how religious education happens formally (through RE Classes and Sunday Services that are thematically connected) and the way that it happens informally (such as how we treat one another during coffee hour or what rituals are sacred to the congregation).