Director of Christian Ministries, Assistant Professor
Dean Hansen is in his first year at Concordia University as Director of Christian Ministry. He comes to Portland from Hickory NC., where he served as Director of Youth and Family Ministry at St. Stephens Lutheran Church. He has served in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod for the past 34 years. He is a graduate of Concordia University, Seward Nebraska with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. He also received a Masters Degree from Concordia Nebraska in Family Life Ministry. Dean has completed work for DCE certification at Concordia Portland. He is married to Carolyn (Rosenthal) Hansen, also a Lutheran Teacher, and has two children, Emily, in her first year at Concordia Nebraska and Chrisanna who is in her first year at Heritege High School. The Hansens reside in Vancouver WA.