• Min. Dr. Dena Michele Rosko

    Heritage Ministry + Development for People + Organizations

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    Connecting People + Story with Heritage

    What's your story of heritage?

  • systems anthropologist | writer | photographer

    Storying systems of heritage for all in multiple genres

    ecuminister | consultant | coach | facilitator

    supporting people, partnerships, and organizations

  • About

    Storying Heritage across Multiple Genres

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    Min. Dr. Dena Michele Rosko supports leaders, learners, organizations, and partnerships with writing, ministry, consulting, facilitation, and anthropology services to inspire cultures and to encourage people working passionately in their locales and communities to improve systems of heritage.

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    Life ever a transition. Bridge the gap. Go far!

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    Learning to live + love through transitions

    I encourage people with a "we story" to integrate ideals, stories, + visions with strategic communication to cross the gap between the struggle + the flourishing. I'm passionate to support people needing a boost through transitions, or wanting to create beneficial change in their communities. Bonus: I also beautify the mess, but only if it makes sense to your story. Contact me below to ask about your project or vision today!

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    Glowing from meaningful work with community grassroots campaigns, to global health initiatives for nutrition, to political municipal campaign, to saving a local library and community icon, to human + social service para-church + non-profits, + conversations about validating + integrating transitions that care. Hear what people have said about my rapport + practice. Visit the blog above for more testimonials for projects.

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  • About

    Live. Love. Story.

    Research

    PhD-OS | MA-ComL | BA

    As a systems anthropologist, I share the story of cultures of heritage through storycrafting, storied systems design. I apply faith, story, narrative, visual + performance arts, + dialogue. Often this inquiry supports organizations, partnerships, + leaders with transitions, crises, marketing, legacy + life cycles, donor + volunteer base, + campaigns. Storied systems design gathers stories to align ideal visions with practice. This effort influences culture. Recent research supported a local partnership of faith by synthesizing compassionate community with stories, photographs, + motivational interviews to understand their "we story." Current projects include researching heritage development for caresharing of "bookend generations." I integrate creative + visionary approaches with the heart of the matter. I strategize whole systems + organize values + sustain cultures of heritage. I facilitate people creating cultures that serve this purpose while integrating their desired goals. Ultimately, I desire that my research support an anthropology of heritage that integrates people's "we story" so we that can thrive. Contact me below to learn about my applied + creative research.

    Consulting, Coaching, + Facilitation

    Aligning ideal visions with practice

    In May 2020, I launched Dogwood Group, a suite of consulting, coaching, creative, development, + heritage services. I support leaders, organizations, + partnerships to integrate cultures of heritage with dialogue + heritage circles, strategic visioning, storycrafting, neighborly workshops, civic dialogue, + retreats. I encourage people to integrate shared visions, align ideals with strategic practice, + to share their story with heart and skill. I develop communal + compassionate health systems, especially around transitions of heritage. I coach leaders, teams, + partnerships to bridge the me to we story. I base this work on my research + writing for partnership + heritage. I have trained as a certified life coach + a transformational group coach. I have served as a facilitator for faith-based cross-sector social partnerships + local campaigns since 2012. Projects support leaders engaged in whole systems, such as partnerships for human + health services, marketing of global nutrigenomics institute, + various local civic, grassroots, + community engagement campaigns + coalitions. Visit Dogwood Group to book + inquire.

    Photography

    Editorial | Go local | Especially outdoors

    Photography has been a way for me to beautify + editorialize daily life since an aunt gave me a pink wind-up camera when I was 12 years old. As a retired EP-to=APA member. I have since integrated photography with my research, completed assignments for editorial, portrait, + event photography services, + published photographs for a local magazine + newspaper. Once upon a time I ran a photography business for portraits, special events, + organizations. Now I enjoy photographing local events, especially for community or civic engagement, nature + public commons placemaking locally or whilst traveling. I have invited clients to an editorial quest of detail, feeling, + story behind the image, + everyday life with family. Follow me on Instagram or Flickr, + view the collections below. Contact me for how to include photographs in your projects + organizational communication.

    Writing + Editing

    Transitions | Faith, hope, love | Integrated + engaged | On the ground

    I enjoy short stories, contemplative expositions about faith, advocacy, + love, + poetry. My background in creative writing + communication empowers me to support clients' vision + copy. I integrate story-crafting into my consulting + research. I published various books including a ministry primer, devotional, + prayer book for a theology, formation, + care of heritage, + installments for the "Heritage Chronicles," or stories in different genres about heritage. Previous projects shared the story of faith partnerships, poetry about loss, editorials about civic + public life, technical writing, + intermedia copy. Future projects include children's stories co-written with my son, a publishing group as a ministry, a training + publishing ministry for heritage, + writing journal articles, a screenplay, + speeches. Visit the blog for notable mentions and the read page for releases!

    Ministry

    Encouragement | Calling | Ecuministry C.L.C.M.

    Minister serves best as action, "to serve" (Greek diakonos [ονος, οῦ, ὁ, ἡ | dee-ak'-on-os]). I serve as a Christian ordained lay minister specializing in influence + culture ecuministries because I am called to encourage people with the gospel through writing, publishing, + heritage theology, formation, + care across multiple genres + denominations. I integrate the heritage model through training opportunities, coach leaders, consult partnerships, + teach. I also serve as a life coach + kingdom minister, + with prayer, chaplaincy, officiancy, Bible study, faith-based group, team, + partnership development, + other services. I validate this labor of joy so that people can live out the calling of the gospel to live, love, + continue together as a family of God. I have rooted by demonstrating this commitment over time in various communities + in my home congregations, each of which commends accountability + credibility to ministry. I have also committed to discipleship, mentorship, on-going training, continuous service learning, ecumenical leadership, transforming adversity, generation care, + neighborliness with commendations. Each of these rely on encouragement, wisdom, prophecy, exhortation, discernment, prayer, + creativity as spiritual gifts. I began my walk with God when I was six years old when my childhood pastor + Dad led me to the Lord. I have felt called to preach since I was a child. The gospel promises a beautiful story of a shared heritage together in Christ that can bless + brighten the world! Contact me to learn more.