Monday, March 18, 2019

The news came in an email. I was delighted. The Rev. Allison St. Louis, Ph.D. was engaged to be married. "Who is the lucky guy?" I asked. And the answer is Jonathan Hansen. Jonathan was born at Emerson Hospital in Concord, MA.  After high school and before college, he entered the U.S. Navy, where he served on the U.S.S Remora and the U.S.S Isle Royale. After being honorably discharged, he began raising a family and volunteering with the United Church of Christ.  He initially worked in research and development and later as a Field Technical Representative in the construction manufacturing industry.  In 1988, he led the team that replaced the roof on the Empire State Building.

Jonathan is a self-taught musician who plays the Native American flute, piano, guitar, and harmonica.  He is a classic car enthusiast and an avid fan of Boston’s professional sports teams.  In addition to biking, walking, and photography, he enjoys creating stained glass projects and spending time with his family.

Reflecting on their relationship, Allison says: “Jonathan and I are witnesses to God’s sense of humor.  We are as different as can be in appearance, but we share similar core values, and we are just different enough to make our relationship interesting and fun.  He’s one of the wisest and funniest people I know.”

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
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