Lead Pastor

Deanna Hayden

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Deanna is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene since 2010, and has been at Southwood Church for 10 years, following 4 years as a minister in the inner city of Kansas City, MO. She has a Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary, where she met her husband, Ben. They have two children: Josiah and Hannah. Hannah loves soccer and socializing, and Josiah enjoys baseball and basketball. Ben is a hospital chaplain, a chaplain with the Air Force Reserve, and is an avid maker of bonfires. Deanna loves culture and coffee shops (alone or with a friend), time with her family, and dates with Ben. She is also a PhD candidate at the University of Manchester through Nazarene Theological College, where she is working to articulate a Wesleyan theology of leadership. Born and raised in San Diego, she also spent time living and teaching in South Korea. She values talking and preaching about the authentic journey that is faith, and believes in investing in the spiritual formation of herself and others.

  September 2020  
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