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Are the church leaders in your synod...  

Longing for a new fresh way of theological reflection that brings together what congregational members are talking about with intentional connections to life in Christ.

Hungering for deeper and more real connection with other rostered leaders, God, and themselves.

Needing healthier strategies to remain calm and grounded while leading in uncertain times.

As the synod leaders are you...

Feeling called in conflicted and divisive times to support your rostered leaders in developing greater skills of resiliency and inner clarity.

Wanting to offer something new yet relevant with lasting impact.

Praying the leaders in your synod have at least one trusted friend who can hear both their strengths and struggles in ministry.

If any of the above connected, consider a

Dare to Lead™ for

Church Leaders event.

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Workshops for church professionals are based on Dare to Lead™ curriculum designed by bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown.

The learning is interactive using large group teaching, small group discussion, exclusive DVD segments of Brené teaching, and self-exploration exercises.Scripture, Lutheran theology, prayer, and worship are integrated throughout our time.


Rev. Sarah Ciavarri is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator, a Daring Way™ Facilitator-Consultant and an ELCA Lutheran pastor. She supports congregations and church leaders by leading retreats, workshops, and coaching on the connections between Dr. Brené Brown’s research and faith in Christ.

Sarah has received a Pastoral Study Project grant to reflect on shame, vulnerability, and authenticity in churches. Also, Sarah is the Director of Spiritual Care at Augustana Care Health and Rehabilitation of Apple Valley, MN and has earned four Clinical Pastor Care units.