Dawn Darwin Weaks was ordained in a Southern Baptist church before becoming a Disciples of Christ minister in 1999. She pastored churches in Miami, Texas; in Rowlett, Texas, where she was a Bethany Fellow; and in Raytown, Missouri. She is now the co-pastor of First Christian Church in Odessa, Texas, with her husband, Rev. Dr. Joe Weaks. Dawn is a frequent keynoter at events nationwide and a proud mother of two Lord of the Rings characters.