discipling artists of faith to lead from their vocational center

Meet Dan Wilt, D.MIN.

author & speaker

DAN WILT, D.MIN. is the author of Sheltering Mercy : Prayers Inspired by the Psalms (Ps. 1-75) and Endless Grace: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms (Ps. 76-150) (Brazos Press) with Ryan Whitaker Smith, and is an internationally respected speaker, storyteller, and creative leader.

As a spiritual life writer and voice of encouragement for the times in which we live (Jesus in the WildA Well-Worn PathReceive the Holy Spirit, Roots: Advent and the Family Story of Jesus), Dan uses the power of devotional and creative storytelling to move listeners toward a greater awareness of God’s intimate companionship on their journey.

As a worship and spiritual formation educator, Dan has discipled hundreds of artists globally to lead from their vocational center. 

With a professional background in creative leadership and spiritual formation education, he has companioned hundreds of leaders in the arts on their journey of leadership, discipleship, and faithful influence.

His doctoral research on spiritual habits and artistic professionals of faith has uniquely equipped Dan to provide spiritual life mentoring, education, and coaching to creative professionals working in many fields.

For over thirty years in 12 countries he has served as a keynote speaker in events, conferences, and seminars, encouraging over 2 million listeners each week with his “spiritual storytelling” on Keep the Faith Radio in the US. 

Dan has provided inspiring devotional content for organizations like Ramsey Solutions, the Christian Music Broadcasters Association, Mulberry Clinics, Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland, and others, as well as providing guided retreats for teams in local churches, ministry organizations, and universities. 

His email newsletter at DanWilt.com reaches thousands with spiritual formation encouragement and insight each week. As a worship leader and songwriter (Vineyard Worship), Dan leads with poetic sensibility, contemplative awareness, and theological depth for congregations globally.

He makes his home in Thompson’s Station, Tennessee with his wife of over thirty-five years, Anita. They have three adult children.

To contact Dan for speaking or devotional engagements, email danwiltresources@gmail.com with the details of your event and we’ll get back to you (usually within 14 days).

The arts open the soul to fresh visions of God.

The creative imagination is a powerful force for transformation in today’s world. Whether a follower of Jesus who is a creative professional expresses their life and faith in the context of worship or a gallery showing, art can move us toward wholeness.


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.

speaking requests

I am available for a limited number of speaking events per year.

If you would like to have Dan speak at your event, please fill out the form below with providing as many details as possible, and we’ll get back to you within 14 days or less.