Rev. Dr. Dawnn M. Pirani Brumfield


Rev. Dawnn, as she is affectionately known has a calling to serve God’s people. Her life ministry is committed to educating church leadership on how to make the church accessible to ALL people regardless of race, gender, class or culture, sexual orientation, family design and physical, emotional or mental conditions.

She was licensed in 2006 and ordained for ministry in 2010 through the International Council of Community Churches.

Rev. Dawnn received her Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Chicago Theological Seminary (2016). She holds a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt Divinity School (2009); and an advanced certificate in Counseling from The Center for Religion and Psychotherapy (2015).  

From her doctoral thesis, Rev. Dawnn has developed a leadership clinic and counseling practice designed for business and religious organizations to give greater understanding to the role family of origin has on leadership development. The clinic is intended to stretch a leader’s competence, confidence and cultural awareness.

She is a passionate preacher, teacher and lecturer who routinely incorporates current books, movies, music and sports analogies into her messages. She is most proud of the opportunities she’s been afforded to teach and preach in South Africa and in Ghana, West Africa; and serve in Atlanta, GA as a chaplain at the Metro State Women’s Prison and at the Atlanta Medical Center.

Dawnn is a member of the Lighthouse Church of Chicago where she serves on its leadership team and oversees the areas of spiritual formation and congregational care.

Rev. Dawnn enjoys reading, writing, watching sports and spending time with her loving and supportive partner in life and ministry, their growing family of 5 children and a dog, and her friends! Most of all, she loves connecting with people; helping to bring God’s purpose for an individual’s life to fruition.