Dawn’s passion for servant leadership and experience in developing partnerships will help the mission strengthen existing relationships and find new opportunities.
With 13 years of experience in developing partnerships, Dawn Squire feels she has found home at LifePath Christian Ministries — and she wants to create that for others.
“I believe I have been called to stand shoulder to shoulder with my brother and sister, listen to what they share, and be the bridge to help them cultivate their own best solution,” Dawn says. “That interaction has been so overwhelmingly rewarding and humbling. It has been my definition of Agape Love.”
Norman Humber, CEO, says in early February, Dawn joined the team at LifePath Christian Ministries as the new Director of Advancement. He sees her experience as a great opportunity to continue creating authentic connections and offer radical hospitality to all those who walk through our doors.
A career of service
Dawn has a degree in Communication Design with a minor in Photography from Kutztown University. She later received a master’s degree in Restorative Practices from the International Institute of Restorative Practice in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. She’s also a graduate of the Leadership York Leadership Training program.
Dawn and her husband both grew up in military families and later raised their own military family, moving to various locations with their five children until her husband retired from the Army in 2007. That was when they relocated to Central Pennsylvania.
For more than 13 years, her career has centered around service to others, working with those who experience housing instability and disconnections from community. As the founder of Cornerstone Youth Home, she witnessed the power of community collaborations creating transformational solutions to complex issues.
Her passion for connecting community members to needed resources was evident in her work at CONTACT Helpline/PA 2-1-1. Not only did she work closely with regional agencies to help them share their services, but she also became trained in emotional listening in order to help callers effectively process their situations.
LifePath’s organizational philosophy fit perfectly with Dawn’s belief that servant leadership facilitates engagement on all levels. She is excited to support LifePath’s existing efforts and help build new strategies for greater connections.
Deepening her faith
In her new role at LifePath, Dawn looks forward to connecting with her team members, LifePath guests, and the community that cares so deeply for our neighbors in need. She sees it as an opportunity to deepen her faith and continue to share with others the work LifePath does in the York community.
“I absolutely believe what I do is guided by my faith and trust in God’s love and His ultimate plan,” Dawn says. “Since I was 12 years old, His hand has guided me through life in the most exciting and challenging ways. I don’t expect that to stop anytime soon.”
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