Kathleen Kennan

Director of Christian Education

& Family Ministries

Kathleen Kennan comes to Hockessin with more than 25 years of experience working with children of all ages in both church and school settings. Kathleen has a Bachelor's of Music Education and credits towards a Master's degree in music. For a number of years Kathleen was a middle school/high school band director and was the founder and director of the Home School Bands of Southern New Jersey from 1998-2005.

Kathleen's first church ministry position was in Rockford, IL as the Christian Education Interim Director. Prior to joining Hockessin, Kathleen served as the Director of Youth & Family Ministries at St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Wilmington, DE from 2009-2019. Kathleen loves working with all ages in church ministry and is excited to get to know the congregation of Hockessin United Methodist Church.


Born just outside of Omaha, Nebraska, she moved to Virginia at age 12. She has also lived in Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, and currently resides in Wilmington, DE. Kathleen is married to her husband Rob, and they have two adult children, Marie and Daniel. 

Kathleen loves people, music, sports, animals, and spending time with family, as well as experiencing what God has planned for her each day.