Hannah K. Reasoner
Assistant Communication, Children and Women's Program at Centro Popular para América Latina de Comunicación
Home Country: United States of America, North America
Hannah Reasoner is a Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service. She was commissioned in August 2017.
The Global Mission Fellows program takes young adults ages 20-30 out of their home environments and places them in new contexts for mission experience and service. The program has a strong emphasis on faith and justice. Global Mission Fellows become active parts of their new local communities. They connect the church in mission across cultural and geographical boundaries. They grow in personal and social holiness and become strong young leaders working to build just communities in a peaceful world.
CEPALC (Centro Popular para América Latina de Comunicación) is a not-for-profit organization working at the exclusive service of the poor sectors in the use and management of means of communication. Training is imparted to groups and organizations that have a real presence in the community through social development projects. Hannah will be cooperating with Christian churches during women workshops and meetings sharing her experience about gender violence, children's rights and women's rights. She will also be translating to English video, reports and radio programs CEPALC.
Hannah is from the state of New Jersey in the United States but is a member of the United Methodist Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew in New York City, across the river from New Jersey in the New York Annual Conference. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication arts from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She was news editor of the Ramapo News and has worked as a writing intern. Both of her parents work for the General Board of Global Ministries.
She describes her home church as a place of “open-mindedness, love,, and acceptance for all of God’s creation” that helped to shape the way she sees and treats those she meets. St. Paul and St. Andrew gave her the opportunity to take part in mission trips, serve as president of the annual conference council on youth ministries,, and engage in summer camps as both camper and counselor.
Her college studies also strengthened her faith. “My minor in music reflects my passion for something that has always brought me closer to God. My minor in human rights was rooted in my belief that all of God’s people deserve justice, and I want to use my communications and writing degree to share the stories of people who are often forgotten or ignored. Being a Global Mission Fellow gives me the opportunity to act out what it seems like I’ve been preparing for all along.”
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