Get to Know Donna
Donna is the author of the new book, Every Mourning. This unique devotional guide for people experiencing loss in their lives, find permission to grieve, hope for the future and healing for today. The book is in its fourth printing and a Spanish translation is now available. Donna's second book, Lifted, Encouragement in Hard Times, is in its second printing.
Donna is also a guest blogger for Elisa Morgan and has contributed over 100 devotionals to a variety of publications and online resources. Her latest contribution is to Crystal Bowman's latest book, Mothers in Waiting.
Donna was born an identical twin in Holland, Michigan and came to personal faith in Christ at the age of six. Donna is an encourager, worshiper, speaker, writer and author and has used these gifts in every area of ministry. Having served for 31 years in the local church, she also has a commitment to pray for leaders.
From 2003-2009 Donna worked in leadership and support roles at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, where her husband Doug was the President. In 2010 Donna received “The Woman of Influence” award from Cornerstone University.
From 2010-2015 Donna was the women’s ministry leader for Converge Worldwide, a national and international church planting and church strengthening movement in Orlando, Florida. In the fall of 2015 Doug and Donna moved to Dallas, Texas where Donna serves with her husband, the President of Marketplace Ministries.
Although they miss living near their daughter, Darci and their son-in-love, Jay Irwin and their granddaughters, Kyra, and Arlie, Donna would be quick to say, “There is joy in serving Jesus and others.”
Donna is this year’s Prayer Team Coordinator, and you will probably find her in the prayer nook.
Note: Every Mourning, 2017 Published by MPACT Communications, Plano, TX (available on Amazon or from author)