Events

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Life-changing retreats,
workshops and more.

Brené Brown meets Tina Fey! MaryAnn McKibben Dana has led dozens of groups as they learn to live deeper, more faithful, and creative lives. Here's her current calendar.

Here are a few topics MaryAnn is addressing these days. Or contact MaryAnn to "mix and match" and customize your own event.

Reformed, Always Being Reformed: God's Work in an Imperfect World
This event mixes lecture with discussion to delve into God?s creative work in a world that often seems chaotic and unpredictable. Great for groups that want theological engagement, grounded in scripture.

The Art of Yes-And: When Life Doesn't Go According to Plan
A blend of presentation, discussion, and creative interaction, this workshop helps groups embrace the tools of improv as the means for vibrant living.

Discerning the Call, Embracing the Call
How do we discern our purpose as individuals and communities?This interactive workshop combines scripture, psychology, pop culture and more to help discern what we were put on this earth to do.

Play Your Way Through
Perfect for all-church retreats and other lighthearted gatherings. MaryAnn helps groups reclaim the lost art of play as holy work.

Check out the Event Calendar for more!

Endorsements

“MaryAnn has worked with my congregation more than once. Her energy and sense of humor, combined with her quick mind, pastoral heart, and easy style, make her presentations interesting, spiritually edifying and fun.”
-The Rev. Aaron Fulp-Eickstaedt, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, McLean, VA

“The seminars MaryAnn designs for her audiences engage the ‘whole person,’ body, mind, spirit. Participants learn by doing, digging into the material and imagining how to use it back home. She is a gifted preacher and teacher, with a delightful sense of humor. Invite MaryAnn to lead your seminar, retreat, conference or worship service. Just do it. You’ll be glad you did.”
-The Rev. Sarah Erickson, Director of Lifelong Learning, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA

“World cultures enjoy legends of magical satchels, able to carry within them an infinity of items. Hermione’s pouch carried everything they might need for their adventures. MaryAnn McKibben Dana has such a satchel, packed with endless tools: coaching tools, wise experiences, best practices, improv games full of fun and inspiration, and more. She carries boundless tools for listening, interpretation and advice. We thank her for sharing her satchel’s wealth of gifts with our congregation.”
-Rev. Dr. E. Scott Winnette, Rockville United Church, Rockville, MD

“MaryAnn led a women’s retreat for us a few years ago that was so popular we invited her back to lead an event for the entire congregation. She’s great at helping ordinary people explore their faith with both joy and sincerity. MaryAnn moves gracefully between theology, Bible, pop culture, technology, and her own deep well of wisdom. Our people left saying they learned a lot and they had a great time doing it.”
-The Rev. Elizabeth Goodrich, formerly of Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL