- 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 and has enjoyed mentoring the children & family graduate students at Wheaton College. She also has participated in curriculum development for major Christian publishing houses and serves on the board for the Society of Children’s Spirituality: Christian Perspectives.
Dr. Larson’s research is in the field of faith formation within early childhood. Along with two colleagues, she has recently published a chapter on prayer models for children in Exploring and Engaging Children’s Spirituality: A Holistic Approach (Wipf and Stock, 2014) and an article entitled “Nurturing the Infant Soul: The Importance of Community and Memories in the Spiritual Formation of Young Children” in the Christian Education Journal. Her doctoral research is entitled Making Meaning of God: The Faith Experiences of Preschool Children.
Dr. Larson is Visiting Assistant Professor at Wheaton College (Wheaton, IL) and teaches courses at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL) and Judson University (Elgin, IL).