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Join the 2018 Miracle Offering Called: One Word, Many Ways - Peggy's story

What is your called story?  Is it time for you or someone around you to live out a call to serve God's kingdom?  Join in the 2018 Miracle Offering – Called: One Word, Many Ways. Our goal is to lift up 1,000 names from our churches and communities and raise $100,000 to support churches, groups and organizations in creating opportunities to inspire and equip individuals to hear and respond to God’s calling! 

Rev. Peggy (Stempson) Hanson followed her call to ministry from California to South Dakota. Everyone's God story is different.

Peggy's call to ministry began in California. Her journey took her to Colorado to seminary and to South Dakota where she began her ministry as a pastor, found a soul mate and grew in her love for the people here.

In California, Hanson had received a scholarship to a college.  She went to college to experience independence.  Being a pastor was at the back of her mind but never really something she thought could happen.

She kept feeling the urge from God and ended up in seminary at Iliff in Colorado.  Hanson landed an internship in Pierre, South Dakota.  When it ended, Hanson had grown to love the church, the people, and the area.  The conference and church invited her to stay.

“It was great to work with some great senior pastors.  I have been able to discover who I am as a pastor,” said Hanson.

Hanson was ordained a full elder of the in the Dakotas Conference in 2016.  Her ordination was unique as she became engaged that same evening.  She has served at Pierre First UMC as an associate pastor and is currently serving at Lead Trinity UMC.

We have a calling to serve God's kingdom in different ways.

Find resources for the 2018 Miracle Offering – Called: One Word, Many Ways here


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