Dawn VanderWerf, Director
Dawn felt God’s calling to become a voice for the “widows and fatherless” of this generation in 2012, when she left a 15-year career as a Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics to found Single Parent Missions. She began the ministry by writing daily encouragement messages for single parents, called Hope Notes, which now have more than 600 subscribers on 5 continents. She recently published her first book, The Daddy Gap, and has been a speaker at several single mom conferences, including Survive N Thrive in Oklahoma City and Overflow in Houston. Having spent almost 6 years as a single mom in a vibrant church, she is passionate about helping other single parents and their kids discover the hope that she found in Jesus and helping more church communities embrace single parent families and discover what a blessing and resource they can be.