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Rev. Anita K. Hahn


I was born and raised in Central Illinois.  My Dad, and both of my grandfathers were Methodist Pastors.  My mother and grandmother were both teachers. 

1981                Graduated from High School (Normal, Illinois)

1981-82           Attended Alaska Pacific University

1982-1985       BA in Special Education centering on the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

1988                Married Kevin Hahn, who is from Big Rapids, Michigan, and his dad still lives there.

1998-2006       Served Whitehall and Claybanks UMC's

2006-2011       Served New Life UMC, Six Lakes, MI

2011-2019       DS Northern Waters District (2011 Grand Traverse District)

2019-2022       Served Midland First UMC


My husband, Kevin, and I have three young adult children and two unofficially adopted ones.  Li, our youngest, will be joining us in Grayling. Our son Andrew has recently started a new job in Traverse City, and our son Wesley and his wife are establishing life in Australia.  Edris (from Afghanistan) and his wife are working in Traverse City. Lorena (from Brazil) is studying in Seoul, South Korea. My mom now lives in Normal, Illinois.


I appreciate and have been a part of United Methodist Women, now United Women in Faith, since I was born.  I love children and youth and advocating for ministries and missions that serve them and meet their needs.  I know sign language.  I love music. I play the flute and piano, a bit of banjo, and enjoy singing; all enough to have fun, none very well!!  I enjoy crafting and writing letters.  I enjoy bike riding and outdoor adventures.


We also come with Mango, a Bernedoodle born in February 2022 who joined our family in May of 2022.

Pastor Rich and Bishop Deb Keasey

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