- Ph.D., Concordia University – Chicago
- M.A., Covenant Theological Seminary
- M.A., Wheaton Graduate School
- B.A., Wheaton College
Dr. Mimi Larson is a scholar-practitioner who has a passion to teach, equip and mobilize individuals in both ministry and vocational work. She served for over twenty-five years in children & family ministries in a variety of church contexts as well as developed curriculum for children’s ministry in the local church. As Children’s Ministry Catalyzer for Faith Formation Ministries, a ministry of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, she regularly consults with churches regarding their ministry with children and families.
Dr. Larson is also Assistant Professor of Educational Studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield IL. Her latest book is Bridging Theory and Practice in Children’s Spirituality: New Directions for Education, Ministry and Discipleship (edited with Robert Keeley, Zondervan, 2020). Her research is in the field of children’s faith formation, in particular how young children make meaning of their faith. In 2020, she received a Teacher-Scholar grant from Calvin’s Institute of Christian Worship (CICW), enabling her to study how ministry leaders thoughtfully engage children in worship. In 2022, she received a second grant from CICW, a Vital Worship Grant, where she, along with five children’s ministry leaders, explore children’s sacred play in the worship environment.