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Dr. Daniel Hannon

Dr. Hannon is the Founding Pastor of Christ Church United Methodist, providing overall leadership and vision for the staff and congregation since 1991. He has been an Elder of The United Methodist Church, Texas Annual Conference since 1983. A native Houstonian, Dan holds degrees from Stephen F. Austin State University, University of Houston, Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia) and Drew University (Madison, New Jersey). Prior to his calling into ministry in 1980, he served as a public school teacher in Alief ISD in southwest Houston. He is married to the former Judy Johnston and has one adult son, Daniel Hannon, III and a daughter-in-law, Jennifer Hannon. Dan and Judy are the proud grandparents of Victoria Renee Hannon. Dan serves in many leadership capacities within The Woodlands and the Texas Annual Conference. He was honored in 2012 with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drum Major Award, in 2008 as The Woodlands Hometown Hero, in 2010 Woodlands Citizen of the Year. He has served as past President of the Interfaith Board of Directors and is a founding member of Montgomery County Family Promise Homeless Outreach Ministry. Professionally, Dan is an Elder of the United Methodist Church, Pastoral Care Specialist with the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and a Life Certified Secondary School Teacher for the State of Texas. As an Elder, he has served in a variety of leadership roles within the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and Central North District.
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Dr. Marc Donaldson

Marc is an Elder in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, providing leadership in the areas of Outreach, Witness and Care and Compassion.
After receiving his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University, Marc practiced engineering for one year, then was called to the ministry. In 1999 he graduated with his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and was appointed to Christ Church. Marc loves University of Kentucky basketball, Texas A&M football, but the prize of his life is Leanne, the best youth minister around, who happens to be on staff at Christ Church as well! They were married in 1997.

"My ministry is God's ministry, and it is the product of the love of my life, Jesus Christ. I am grateful for those in my life who hold me accountable to being with Him. Daily prayer and daily time in God's Word are staples in my spiritual diet. And one of my heroes in the faith is E. Stanley Jones, who said: 'When I think of goodness, I do not add virtue to virtue: I think of Jesus of Nazareth. When I think of God, I do not go through my imagination: I go through His image. 'He is the express image of God's person.' And if God is Christlike, I could think of nothing higher. If God isn't Christlike, I would lose interest in Him and turn my love and loyalty to Christ alone...' It is ALL about Jesus." 

Rev. Kelli Eldridge

Kelli Eldridge is a Provisional Deacon in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. She is a native Texan and was raised in Midland. She graduated from Texas A & M with a Biology degree and spent a number of years in medical diagnostics sales and service before becoming a full-time mom. Kelli has been married to Paul for 24 years, and they have two children. Paul's career has taken them to seven cities across the U.S. before bringing them back to Houston in 2014. Kelli received a call into ministry through her pastors and friends at her United Methodist Church in Alpharetta, GA. She attended Asbury Theological Seminary, and graduated with a Master of Divinity in 2015. She is passionate about helping people discover their own God-given gifts and graces, and leading others in their personal journey of faith and ministry as disciples of Jesus Christ. She has also spent the last 8 years volunteering with her dog Daisy as a Registered Therapy Dog team. For fun, Kelli enjoys traveling, cooking, gardening, reading, and spending time with friends and family. The Bible verse that guides Kelli in mission, ministry and life is Micah 6:8 "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" (ESV).