Our speaker for this year’s Gathering was The Rev. Dr. Dave Daubert. He is a second career pastor (previously an engineer) who has served in congregational, synodical and churchwide ministry positions. Today he leads Day 8 Strategies, which works with congregations, judicatories and other organizations throughout the United States and Canada. He is recognized as a leader in the fields of church renewal, leadership, strategy, and stewardship. You can find more about Day 8 Strategies by visiting the web site at www.Day8Strategies.com for more information and for access to books and resources from Dave.
He is a frequent keynote speaker, trainer and workshop presenter. His books include Discipleship Guides for Lutherans, The Invitational Christian, Meta-Moments, Lutheran Trump Cards, Living Lutheran, Reclaiming the ‘V’ Word, and Seeing Through New Eyes, as well as several articles appearing in Net Results, Emphasis, The Lutheran, and other publications. He has been interviewed on NPR.
In addition, he is pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Elgin, IL where he lives and works with his wife Marlene (a social worker/rostered deacon at Zion Lutheran Church). They have two dogs (Max and Elsa) and two grown children (Erin and Nathan).