Shelly LeMahieu Dunn


Shelly LeMahieu Dunn was the first named director of the Festival of Faith & Writing and, with its rotating planning committee, led the Festival for more than a decade. As director, she orchestrated six iterations of Festival with speakers including Eugene Peterson, James McBride, Anne Lamott, Rachel Held Evans, Kate DiCamillo, Kevin Young, Wally Lamb, and many others.

She has also worked for Central Reformed Church and as Volunteer Manager and Grant Coordinator for Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW), which empowers West Michigan women to launch, sustain and enhance their entrepreneurial business endeavors.

Festival Years: 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014