Dawn Feely

Children’s Ministries Director

Dawn grew up on her family’s north central Nebraska farm/ranch as the literal daughter of a shepherd. She came to saving faith in the Lord as a young girl, due in part to her involvement in children’s ministries. She’s a graduate of UN-L and worked in agricultural marketing and public relations until her oldest child was born. After 10 years as a full-time stay-at-home mom, she joined the staff team at GI Free and has been serving here for nearly ten years. She is wife to William and mom to UN-L student, Andrew, and high schoolers Lauren and Aidan. 

Favorite books:

What the Bible is All About (Bible Handbook for Kids) by Frances Blankenbaker, Volunteers that Stick by Jim Wideman, and Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Favorite verses:

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

Philippians 4:8-9

Favorite movie:

Beauty and the Beast

Favorite store:

Scheels (one with plenty of women’s clothing and accessories and a fudge sampling bar) or an art museum gift shop


Sitting on bleachers and in auditoriums supporting her children in their educational, athletic and arts-related endeavors. She also enjoys cooking, cycling, hiking, and supporting the Huskers, and dreams of having time to read and travel.