Barb Hanna

Social Media Ministry

I grew up in the church, but I did not realize that I needed to make a decision to have a personal relationship with Christ until I started coming to Campus Life when I was in 10th grade. CMYFC brought a Christian comedian to the schools in October of that year and then had him do an evening show that ended with an altar call, to which I responded. I stayed involved with Campus Life after that, became a student leader and even helped start a Bible Club at my high school (one of the first in the county!) Campus Life helped me grow in my faith and my new relationship with Jesus. After I graduated, I stayed involved with YFC, first as a volunteer leader with Campus Life, then as a prayer supporter and financial supporter, next as a steering committee member and finally in my current role as part-time staff. I started on staff in 2005 working with student-led Bible Clubs in the schools (specifically Walkersville Middle and Gov. TJ Middle) but as my kids got older and started school themselves, I couldn't attend club meetings anymore.

Now I work with CMYFC in Social Media Ministry.  I manage this website for our ministry and also the CMYFC Facebook Page.  I train and assist the rest of the staff in using social media to reach out to their current and potential students, volunteers, and supporters. 

My husband Harry is an administrator at a school in Frederick County Public Schools. I also work part-time substitute teaching at my kids' elementary school. We are the proud parents of 4 children: 16-year-old Michael, 13-year-old Elizabeth, 10-year-old Benjamin, and 6-year-old Rachel. 

In my spare time I am taking up scrapbooking (trying to catch up on 16 years of pictures of kids!) and I like reading and watching TV.   I also do a lot of baking and have learned how to decorate cakes (a side-effect of having a kid with an egg allergy!) Three of my favorite things are ice cream, chocolate, and the novel Pride and Prejudice (I also like the BBC mini-series adaptation!)

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