New Baptist Covenant Executive Director
Having grown up as the child of a Baptist minister, Hannah McMahan felt the call to ministry at an early age. That call led her to pursue a vocation in ministry, enrolling at Wake Forest University as a William Louis Poteat Scholar. McMahan graduated from Wake Forest in 2006 with a BA in religion, and later from Wake Forest University Divinity School in 2009 with a Masters in Divinity. She also earned a Masters in History in 2012 from the University of Mississippi, where she studied racial-religious violence in the Jim Crow South, specifically how Christian theology both supported and undermined the lynching culture of the South.
Throughout her education and career, McMahan’s work has received accolades including the G. McLeod Bryan Pro Humanitate Award for her commitment to social engagement and community justice, and the John Thomas Albritton Award in Religion for scholastic excellence. She was also with the Ed and Jean Christman Fellowship while in divinity school, and the John Thomas and Dorothy Porter Award in Vocational Formation and Community.
Email Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org