Dr. Hannon is the Founding Pastor of Christ Church United Methodist, providing overall leadership and vision for the staff and congregation since 1991. He has been an Elder of The United Methodist Church, Texas Annual Conference since 1983.
A native Houstonian, Dan holds degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University, University of Houston, Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) and Drew University (Madison, New Jersey).
Prior to his calling into ministry in 1980, he served as a public school teacher in Alief ISD in southwest Houston.
He is married to the former Judy Johnston and has one adult son, Daniel Hannon, III and a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Hannon. Dan and Judy are the proud grandparents of Victoria Renee Hannon.
Dan serves in many leadership capacities within The Woodlands and the Texas Annual Conference. He was honored in 2012 with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award, in 2008 as The Woodlands Hometown Hero, in 2010 Woodlands Citizen of the Year. He has served as past President of the Interfaith Board of Directors and is a founding member of Montgomery County Family Promise Homeless Outreach Ministry.
Professionally, Dan is an Elder of the United Methodist Church, Pastoral Care Specialist with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and a Life Certified Secondary School Teacher for the State of Texas.
As an Elder, he has served in a variety of leadership roles within the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and Central North District.
Marc is an Elder in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, providing leadership in the areas of Outreach, Witness and Care and Compassion.
After receiving his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, Marc practiced engineering for one year, then was called to the ministry. In 1999 he graduated with his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and was appointed to Christ Church.
Marc loves University of Kentucky basketball, Texas A&M football, but the prize of his life is Leanne, the best youth minister around, who happens to be on staff at Christ Church as well! They were married in 1997.
"My ministry is God's ministry, and it is the product of the love of my life, Jesus Christ. I am grateful for those in my life who hold me accountable to being with Him. Daily prayer and daily time in God's Word are staples in my spiritual diet. And one of my heroes in the faith is E. Stanley Jones, who said: 'When I think of goodness, I do not add virtue to virtue: I think of Jesus of Nazareth. When I think of God, I do not go through my imagination: I go through His image. 'He is the express image of God's person.' And if God is Christlike, I could think of nothing higher. If God isn't Christlike, I would lose interest in Him and turn my love and loyalty to Christ alone...' It is ALL about Jesus."
Deanna is an Elder in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, providing leadership in the areas of Spiritual Formation and Women's Ministries. Deanna graduated with a BS in Biology from Sam Houston State University and received her Master of Divinity from Perkins School of Theology in 2010. Prior to her call to ministry, Deanna was a fitness professional for over 20 years.
Deanna has been married to Scott since 1976 and they have three children - Scott, Cheryl and her husband Jason, and Victoria and her husband Erik. They have 8 grandchildren - 5 boys and 3 girls. Deanna says, "I never thought I would love any children quite like my own....then came my grandchildren. Ask me and I will show you a picture or two."
Saint Augustine said, "God loves each of us as if there were only one of us." My ministry is to help God's people come to a personal understanding of God's love as evidenced in Jesus Christ and to live out the two Great Commandments, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment." And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37-39.
Christ Church United Methodist ¤ 6363 Research Forest Drive ¤ The Woodlands,Texas 77381