After a 12-year career coaching college football, Pastor Dan Hanson sensed it was time to begin a new chapter in his life as a full-time pastor. He resigned from his role as Head Football Coach at Malone University in 2006 and accepted a supporting role at Canton Nazarene. In 2015, he was called to be the Lead Pastor. He has always maintained that to lead well you must know what it is to serve.
Dan is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University and holds two master's degrees in religion and teaching. His wife, Andee, serves as the Middle School Director at Canton Nazarene. They have two adult children, Mac and Marlee
Bryan has been serving in music ministry for over twenty years. He began leading the Worship Team here at Canton Nazarene in 2014. An essential part of the ministry team, Bryan primarily works to coordinate the music as well as various other aspects of our Sunday morning worship services each week.
Bryan also teaches Spanish at Perry High School. He is a graduate of Malone University and earned a Master's Degree in Language Education from the University of Indiana.
Bryan and his wife, Robin, have three children, Lyla, Aaron and Matthew.
Jimmy came to our church in December of 2017. He has spent the last 18 years ministering to youth and families and enjoys the challenges and mile markers that come with it. He has felt his call since he was a child and has been pursuing it since allowing God to lead him wherever he is needed.
Jimmy holds a Bachelors in Religion from Trevecca Nazarene University and continues to pursue classes.
Jimmy grew up in Vienna,Ohio and married his high school sweetheart, Megan, and they have 3 growing children: Jude, Caden, and Kara.
With volunteer experience working with theaters, performing arts camps, and multiple churches, Zach is equipped to oversee all of the production teams during our weekend worship services.
When he's not working at the church, Zach likes to spend time with his small groups doing Bible studies and having deep conversations.
Zach also enjoys movies, music, and 20th century pop culture memorabilia.
When he was in high school, Josh felt God calling him to a career of spiritual leadership and has been working to pursue it ever since.
He is presently enrolled at Northwest Nazarene University and is continuing his education in Pastoral Ministry. In Spring of 2019, Josh became the Children's Pastor here at Canton Nazarene. His gifts of creativity and teaching allow him to make a fun, goal-oriented environment for your Child's development.
When he isn't in church, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife Hannah and their dogs or experiencing the great outdoors.
Mark is the face of our office, greeting visitors and communicating with church members through phone and email.
Mark guides small groups, helps find resources, and seeks the perfect fit for any new member seeking to take the next step in their church life.
On Sundays, Mark helps lead our worship team. He also directs the adult choir for special worship nights and holidays.
Along with his wife, Lesley, his kids, and his grandkids, Mark is a part of many different ministries and small groups around the church.