Welcome to our Newest MN Conference Staff Member

Mark HannanLast week the office of the Minnesota Conference welcomed our newest staff member.  Alison Bents left her work with the MN Conference at the end of 2014. She is greatly missed. To serve as Administrative Assistant to the Conference Minister, the Conference has just hired Mark Hannan. Next time you call the office or drop by be sure to give Mark a hearty UCC welcome!

Mark is returning to Minnesota after five years working in Chicago, IL with a consortium of Midwest seminaries called SCUPE. This non-profit offers theological courses for seminary students interested in ministry in the urban context. In 2009, Mark was a student there himself as a part of coursework and an internship toward an Urban Ministry degree from Luther Seminary in St. Paul, MN.

Previous to work in the non-profit arena, Mark was active for six years as Director of Youth & Family Ministry at an ELCA congregation in Rochester, MN. He is an avid reader, social justice advocate, and lover of all stringed instruments blessed with frets.

Please send all future COMMAntary
pieces to Mark at markh@uccmn.org