Meet Our Staff
Rev. Hanna Barlow
Hi friends! I'm Pastor Hanna, and I am so glad that you found us at Randall by the River! I am new to this community but am so excited to have joined in ministry with Randall and her people. A little about me, I grew up about an hour from here in Kannapolis, North Carolina. I attended Appalachian State University in Boone, NC where God affirmed my calling to ministry. I majored in Religious Studies with a minor in Social Work. Upon graduation in 2018, I began a dual degree program at Duke Divinity School and UNC-Chapel Hill for a Master of Divinity and Master of Social Work. I graduated just a few months ago in May 2022. My husband, Josh, and I were high school sweethearts and married this past year in December 2022. We have a dog named Bella and a cat named Ally. We have loved living near Lake Tillery and being part of this welcoming community!
On the weekends, you can find Josh and me on the lake with family. I love to be outside and in God's creation. We love last minute hiking trips and spontaneous adventures. I love being with people from all walks of life and loving people well. Being with people is one of my favorite aspects of life in ministry!
I've known since I was a child that God was calling me into ministry. I resisted my call for many years until God made it clear to be that I needed to stop running and live into my calling! I am thrilled to be the Senior Pastor at Randall by the River where God has joined us together in ministry. I am grateful to be serving this community that celebrates the urging of God to new and exciting places!
If this is your first time or 100th time with us, I hope that you join us and make yourself at home. We are glad you are here!