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Meet Hannah Johnston, Theological Consultant for Dinner Church

Hannah Johnston -TheologicalConsultant For Dinner Church.in person at the next Dinner Church on the Lake on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm where she will be the guest speaker.

Bio: I was born and raised in the UK, but spent 5 years living and working in New York City, before moving to Canada earlier this year. I am a graduate of St. Mellitus College, a Church of England (Anglican) seminary in London, UK, and am now undertaking some further study at Trinity College in Toronto.

I spent five years working for St. Lydia’s Dinner Church in Brooklyn, in several different staff roles, where I fell in love with the practice of worship taking place around a meal. I am very excited to continue this work with the Dinner Church Team here at Martin Luther.

In 2017 I was a member of the Leadership Development Cohort of The Reformation Project, an organization which helps Christians to think theologically about human sexuality, and supports churches in moving towards more affirming theologies of LGBTQ+ people.

Before leaving the UK, I worked for a small but diverse Anglican church on a public housing estate in London, where I was involved in Interfaith Community Organizing, working together with Jewish and Muslim congregations on issues of social justice.

I previously worked for several years in the fashion industry as a stylist/personal shopper, and I also have a background working with affordable housing tenants and assessing welfare benefits.
I am committed to making church inclusive and fully affirming of LGBTQ+ people, creating fun and caring communities, empowering women, and working with people of other faiths.

I love hot weather, interesting ideas and conversations, wine, and anything with melted cheese. I have a deep and enduring passion for karaoke. I am married to Johnny and we live in Toronto with two very important cats.

Dinner Church by the Lake: Upcoming Dates & Guest Speakers
On Wednesday December 4, 2019 at 6:30 pm Dinner Church Consultant Hannah Johnston will lead us into the season of Advent.

Contact Andrea Dannecker for more information at dinnerchurch@martinluther.ca.