Welcome to Day 8 Strategies


Pastor Dave Daubert, DMin, PhD

Dave is a second career pastor whose first career was in engineering. That brings a unique gift set that uses gifts for analysis and design that find their way into his church work as well. Dave has two Master's degrees in ministry, a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching, and a PhD in Theological Studies. He also holds certificates in Non-Profit Management, Coaching and Spiritual Formation.

Dave's work experience has included parish ministry, serving on a judicatory staff, and work as Director for Renewal of Congregations for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. In addition to his current work consulting, teaching, writing and coaching - he currently serves as pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Elgin, IL

He is the author of serveral books and articles, including his best sellers Living Lutheran, Lutheran Trump Cards and The Invitational Christian. His newest books were done in partnership with Bob Logan and Charles Ridley and are a set of Discipleship Guides for Lutherans. 

You can email Dave directly by sending and email to DDaubert@Day8Strategies.com or use the contact form by clicking here.

 Marlene Daubert, MSW, MATh

Marlene is a trained and commissioned spiritual director and a consecrated deacon in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She currently serves as a rostered Deacon, at Zion Lutheran Church in Elgin, IL. 

Marlene is a second career minister wh started out in accounting. Reflection on her life's calling led her to social work and she earned a Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University. She is still a Licensed Clincal Social Worker. After being approached by Dave to share work in renewing a parish, she started work in the church and attended the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago where she earned a Master of Arts in Theology. In addition, Marlene has a Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Michigan State Univeristy and SNPO; a Certificate in Spiritual Formation from Columbia Presbyterian Seminary in Decatur, GA; and a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Sacred Journeys.

Marlene is ready to walk along side you in the unfolding of your story. To contact Marlene you can email her at MDaubert@Day8Strategies.com to ask your questions or set up an appointment. Or use the contact form by clicking here.