Dawn Adams

Executive Assistant to Associate Lead Pastor

Dawn is the Executive Assistant to the Associate Pastor, Dustin Aagaard. Born outside Pittsburg, PA, Dawn grew up in Pensacola and lived in the Apopka area since 2005. “I guess you could say, I’m just a beach girl with Yankee blood but a Southern heart!”


“First my husband and I started to attend Journey in 2020, then we fell in love with Journey, then we took Rooted, then we decided to serve at Journey and it just seemed obvious to me to go on staff. (And I may or may not have stalked them until it happened in 2021.) What I saw in Journey was not that they were perfect but that they lived out their mission in everything they did. When you make a bold statement like “Everyone’s Welcome, Nobody’s Perfect and through Jesus, Anything’s Possible” and then actually live that out, you impact people in so many ways for the Kingdom of God. I knew I wanted to be a part of that impact.”


When asked what Dawn loves about Journey, she says, “I love the local church. And I have a heart for pastors (and their families) having grown up as a Preacher’s kid. God has placed in me the passion to serve His church using the gifts and talents that He has given me. I count it all joy to come alongside Pastor Dustin (and the entire staff) to support them in the work that they have been called to! And it is a privilege to serve with them all.”


Dawn has been married to her husband,Nathan, since 2018. “I have 2 grown sons, Jason & Justin.”


“When I’m not at work, I enjoy walks with Nathan, going to movies, everything about the beach, hanging out with friends and quality time with my boys, since we are now empty nesters. In a nutshell, I prefer Star Trek over Star Wars, Coffee over Tea, Cats over Dogs, Universal over Disney, the Steelers over “those other teams”, Marvel over DC, and all things Harry Potter.”