Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner
Hannah did her undergraduate work in Psychology and Gender Studies at Furman University, and received her Masters from Duke University Divinity School in 2008. Ordained in 2012, she served as a senior pastor in the Mid-Atlantic region, before entering extension ministry where she has served at both a Jurisdictional and local level. From 2015-2017 she faced years of intense intimidation and death threats due to answering a call to work for justice in rural Texas, following the death of an African Methodist Episcopal woman named Sandra Bland. The movement made an international impact. In 2016, she was recognized nationally as one of the “16 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2016,” inducted as an honorary member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and given the Prathia Hall Social Justice Award by Woman Preach, Inc. Her first curriculum, published by Abingdon Press in 2016, is entitled “The Shout: Finding the Prophetic Voice in Unexpected Places.” Dedicated to amplifying the voices of young women, she produced a documentary, “Awaken the Voice,” to ensure that the young women she worked with in pursuing justice for Sandra Bland would be remembered. An avid hiker, Hannah can be found most evenings admiring a saguaro cactus along one of Tucson’s many trails.
Hannah enjoys teaching the scriptures as a source of life that heals and challenges, rather than harms. She is passionate about service, solidarity, celebrating Holy Communion, and helping students discern not only what they want to be, but also who they want to be.
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Caitlin Bussey is a junior and member of the Honors College at the University of Arizona, pursuing Bachelor of Arts degrees in Film & Television and Theatre Arts with a minor in Mathematics. She joined Frontera Wesley in the fall of 2019 and is now serving on the 2021-2022 Exec Board as Historian. Caitlin also serves in multiple positions on the Executive Board for Delta Kappa Alpha Professional Cinematic Society and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. When she is not in school or on set, Caitlin can be found curled up with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book.