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Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner (she/her)


Rev. Hannah Adair Bonner is the Executive Director of The Campus Christian Center at The University of Arizona, The Director of The Wesley Foundation of Tucson (affectionately known as Frontera Wesley), and the President of the University Religious Council. She is a proudly and publicly Queer clergywoman in The United Methodist Church. She graduated from Furman University with a BS in Psychology/Gender Studies, and Duke Divinity with a Masters of Divinity. She was ordained an Elder in 2012. In 2016, Abingdon published her first book, The Shout: Finding the Prophetic Voice in Unexpected Places. It was a Bible Study curriculum arising out of the community she had built as the Curator of The Shout – a spoken-word poetry focused artivism movement seeking to nurture a community of multi-ethnic, multi-generational, justice-seeking, solidarity-building people in Houston, Texas. In 2018, HBO released the documentary, “Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland” which included interviews with Hannah and featured her footage extensively. 

While she comes from a large family, she is also very committed to the small circle of younger “siblings” she has committed to as chosen family – and of course to her constant companion, her sweet pup Esperanza. When she can tear herself away from all of them, she can be found out in the wilds of the desert ripping past a cactus on her mountain bike, on a ladder helping with a house build at the Outlaw Project, or baking something chocolatey in her kitchen. 

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. 


Shay Thomas (they/them)

Building Manager & Yoga Curator

At twenty-eight, Shay Thomas, a non-binary black artist focuses on impacting Arizona and Texas communities to live in the truest versions of their mental states of happiness and freedom. Mental Happiness to them is joy. Joy to be free. Joy to be them. In Tucson, Arizona, Shay, Co-Founded a black owned business named Queer AF; whose focus is to cultivate safe and intentional spaces/experiences for Queer/Trans, Black, Indigenous and people of color through dance, art and somatic healing. Here at the Campus Christian Center Shay enjoys sharing the duty to mentor students and support them through achieving their highest physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual states of wellbeing. 

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