Katie Z. Dawson is an elder in the United Methodist Church who recently served as the Iowa Conference Coordinator for Imagine No Malaria. She is currently the lead pastor at Immanuel UMC in Des Moines. At Simpson College she studied communications, religion, and physics and then received her Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School. Katie and her husband, Brandon, enjoy playing disc golf, spending time with family, and their two cats, Tiki and Turbo. When she can find the time, Katie blogs at Salvaged Faith.