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Farewell for Rev. Dr. Gary Neal Hansen
July 31, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
Giving Thanks for the Ministry of the Reverend Dr. Gary Neal Hansen
The Reverend Dr. Gary Neal Hansen’s last Sunday among us as a member of our pastoral staff is July 31. He and his family have begun the process of relocating to Binghamton, New York, where his wife, Dawna Duff, begins her appointment to the faculty of Binghamton University. Since joining the staff as our Parish Associate in March, Dr. Hansen has supported the Board of Deacons and the Care Team, provided compassionate pastoral care, planned and taught adult Christian education studies, and shared preaching and worship leadership responsibilities with our pastors. Despite the part-time and temporary nature of this position, he fully engaged in the work of Christ’s Church with our congregation during a critical time. We are grateful for all the ways in which Dr. Hansen has served among us at Shadyside and the unique gifts which he has brought to this ministry. Following worship on July 31, we will hold a farewell reception in honor of Gary and his family outside in the Fisher Garden. Please join us in expressing our appreciation to Gary and in praying for the Hansen family during this time of transition.