Chris HannenDirector

  • CCA, BMin

Chris is the Director of the Christchurch campus. This role involves facilitating the overall operation of the Christchurch campus including local staff and student wellbeing, campus community, local events and relationships with church leaders and other stakeholders. Chris is also a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Chris has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury. He has worked as a Chartered Accountant for around 15 years. He took a break from accounting and studied at Laidlaw College over 2004-2006, graduating with a Bachelor of Ministries. He worked at World Vision New Zealand as the South Island Regional Manager before joining Laidlaw in 2014 as director of the campus. Chris is studying for his Master of Theology through Laidlaw Graduate School.

Chris is married to Belinda, they have three children and the family attend Life Church. Belinda and Chris have co-lead a home group for over 20 years and are involved in mentoring young adults in their church. He is involved in governance roles for both his church and for the committee overseeing tertiary chaplains at University of Canterbury and Lincoln University. Belinda and Chris enjoy watching their children play basketball. He enjoys time with family, reading, watching movies and sport along with some running to keep fit.