Peggy Hahn is a passionate champion for growing leaders. She dreams of confident, Spirit-led leaders of all ages and cultures using their gifts to be the church in their own neighborhoods.
She has served three congregations in two states and as Assistant to the Bishop in the ELCA Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod for more than 33 years. Peggy is the executive director of LEAD, a non-profit focused on resourcing and coaching church leaders who want to make adaptive changes. Peggy received the 2014 Tom Hunstad award and has served the ELCA
Youth Ministry Network as a coach to the board, a workshop leader, and intensive care course teacher. She has written five books, coordinated service projects for 36,000 people at the 2009 and 2012 ELCA Youth Gatherings in New Orleans, and was the innovator of Camp Hope Day
Camp Ministries and The Disciple Project.
Peggy has made her enthusiasm for the gospel known in the U.S. and around the globe. She has led groups to Spanish-speaking countries for more than 24 years and is learning the language. She has survived being hit by a motorcycle in Africa, has hiked the Inca Trail, and has eaten papoosas with dear friends in El Salvador for 28 years.
Peggy is married to Dewayne Hahn, lives in Houston, hangs out in the country in Smithville on weekends off, and calls New Orleans home. She loves gardening, reading, walking, and any time she gets to spend with their five adult children, their spouses, and six grandchildren.