Dana King graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Asian Studies and served a mission in Hong Kong. Passionate about serving and loving her neighbors, Dana has long been helping Latter-day Saints to reach out beyond their comfortable church associations to enjoy the fellowship of their larger communities. She has served in church public affairs in various positions including Director of Public Affairs for the St. Louis Missouri Stake and currently serves as Community Relations Assistant for St. Louis Missouri South Stake.
Dana has a strong background in event planning having created and spearheaded events such as a nativity exhibit and African American Family History workshops and conferences. She created and directed an inter-faith Christmas progressive pageant — where the audience travels from stage to stage — in Bangkok, Thailand that has been hosted by the Bangkok, Thailand Stake since 1995, drawing thousands including community leaders.
She has also forged several partnerships on behalf of the church; most notable, is a partnership with the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Gateway Arch) creating a program in the Museum of Westward Expansion (under the Gateway Arch), hosting, weekly since 2005, LDS interpreters (docents) telling the Mormon Trail experience to thousands of museum patrons. She also currently represents St. Louis Missouri South Stake, on the St. Louis' Friends for Dred Scott committee, an organization helping commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Dred Scott decision.
Dana has written for a number of publications, is a volunteer for Meridian Magazine and is a co-blogger with Whitney Johnson on the Know Your Neighbor website. She runs her own interior design business in St. Louis, Missouri. She is married to Dan King and they are the parents of two teenagers.