Dawn Rusinko is a Catholic/Christian writer, married to her childhood sweetheart, with three children, four grandchildren, and two dogs. Dawn and her family reside in NJ. She loves to write about her faith to encourage others to push through life’s adversity. Dawn is a contributing writer for Link2Us magazine. She is a Secular Franciscan serving in many leadership roles on local, regional, and national levels and a lay ecclesial minister in the Diocese of Trenton, NJ.

Dawn studied theology and scripture for three years at Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ, and received diocesan training with certification in pastoral care, youth ministry, pastoral ministry, and catechesis. She has served as a youth minister, faith formation director, and pastoral associate in churches for over twenty years.

She is a member of the Catholic Writer’s Guild and National Association of Lay Ministry having served as a leader on their advocacy committee and a writing contributor to their newsletter.

She currently works at Downey Side Adoption Agency, Lavallette, NJ where she and her family adopted a child in 2005; she now continues the mission of placing older children in the foster care system with forever families.

Dawn enjoys walking on the beach with her dogs, painting, and crying at Hallmark Christmas movies. She is in the process of finalizing her 6 -week bible study titled “Women of Wisdom: God Called, They Answered,” Presently she is researching and writing a “God Amid Our Chaos: A Parent’s #40-day journey through addiction”


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  1. Yay ! It worked. This is amazing you rock girl! Love the design. I will keep reading as we journey through our paths. Thanks for being who you are. Your a blessing xox.

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  2. Dawn this is awesome. We need to connect. Do you remember me? Rosey, Margie’s sister? Can’t wait to read it all.

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  3. My sister-in-law told me about this site. Thank you for your inspiring stories. They are truly touching and like medicine for someone in need of a “faith lift”.Keep up the good work.

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  4. Dear Dawn,
    Sometimes it is necessary to use words. I thank God you found your “voice”. It’s a beautiful one!

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  6. I saw your link on Mark Shea’s blog at Patheos. Great to meet you online. God bless you.

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    program lentinsoup and scripture
    I will pay $15 .
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    357 Venice Dr. Chadwick island
    If too late for soup. It’s ok.

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