Hannah’s Last Day

 

Today is a bittersweet day.  It is Hannah Nichol’s last day on the North Side staff.

It is bitter because we are losing one of the best employees a church could ever ask for.  It is sweet because we are so excited she is marrying Traylor this weekend and they get to start their kingdom focused marriage together in Columbia (and I’m the lucky minister who gets to officiate!).

While I’ve been Hannah’s boss for the last couple of years, I also feel like an extra protective brother to her.  So as I’ve gotten to know Traylor over these last months, I am so relieved that she is marrying such a godly guy.  I am so excited she is already plugged into a great church at Midtown.

When I met Hannah at Lander, she was an amazing student with a ton of influence at Lander.  I watched her grow more and more like Christ everyday.  It was amazing to watch her stand firm and reach out to those far away from God on that campus (not many people can do that).

When she graduated, she came on staff as a receptionist, she spent some time on the missions team, and then on the worship team.  Serving as a reference for her in her job hunt, I told this to someone about Hannah: “It is rare to find a person with technical skills that people actually like.  It is rare to find someone with technical skills with administrative skills.  It is rare to find a person who can organize stuff, get the job done, and yet still be a person that people are drawn to.  Hannah is all that and so much more.”

While she has served in numerous roles at this church due to the fact that she is so stinkin’ talented, her biggest print on our fellowship is that she has invested in lives and encouraged people to be more like Jesus.  And for that, I am forever grateful.

Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News.” -Philippians 1:27

What about you?  How has Hannah changed your life?  Let’s make this an online scrapbook for her thanking her for her service to our church.  Share the love!

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.

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  1. Hannah Disbrow

    this just made me cry. in a good way–words cannot even express how much i LOVE this church and this family. i praise and thank Him for each of YOU!

  2. Brian King

    Hannah, your love for children inspired me to love them as well. I reluctantly agreed to teach 5th grade boys during VBS last year – what a challenge! Watching you so enthusiasticall​y teach the kids music was wonderful! You broke the songs down so that they could learn them easily in a very short time! Best of luck with your new family! You will be missed!

  3. Travis Agnew

    Share some love to Hannah here as an online scrapbook. We are going to mis

  4. Joyce Smith Hendricks

    Hannah, you will be so missed at North Side. I guess my fondest memory of you is being able to be a part of the mission trip to Kenya with you. Your love and compassion for the people there was so evident in all you said and did. And, lucky us, it also spilled over on all of us who traveled with you. I wish you the the very best in your new journey with Traylor. I know you two will impact Columbia and the world with your faith in our

  5. Joanna Bullock

    She was a great staff member!! I always loved it when she came to visit me when i was teaching at the preschool!!!! Once I left, I made it apoint to come see her when I came back to visit…Sad she wont be there on my next trip up there!!Love you Hannah and hope you enjoy your new life as a married woman!! I know that moving away with my husband helped us grow sooo very strong as a couple! I wish the same for you!! Lov

  6. Connie Rentz

    Hey Hannah ! Oh… how we will miss you. I remember meeting you on that Nashville trip to Passion. What a difference you have made in so many ways. We love you and we wish you the very best always. God bless and keep you ! Love from all of the R

  7. Jennifer Lyons

    Hannah! you have been a blessing to me even though I have only known you a short time. I have enjoyed the time we have had together at church and thru dinner, etc. I know you will be missed very much and thanks so much for your encouragement and the time you have spent with BCM. I'll definately be in contact with you when I am in Columbia or driving through! I'm going to mis

  8. Hannah Nichols Disbrow

    this just made me cry. in a good way–words cannot even express how much i LOVE this church and this family. i praise and thank Him for each o

  9. Share some love to Hannah here as an online scrapbook. We are going to miss her!

  10. Hannah, you will be so missed at North Side. I guess my fondest memory of you is being able to be a part of the mission trip to Kenya with you. Your love and compassion for the people there was so evident in all you said and did. And, lucky us, it also spilled over on all of us who traveled with you. I wish you the the very best in your new journey with Traylor. I know you two will impact Columbia and the world with your faith in our Lord.

  11. She was a great staff member!! I always loved it when she came to visit me when i was teaching at the preschool!!!! Once I left, I made it apoint to come see her when I came back to visit…Sad she wont be there on my next trip up there!!Love you Hannah and hope you enjoy your new life as a married woman!! I know that moving away with my husband helped us grow sooo very strong as a couple! I wish the same for you!! Love you!

  12. Hey Hannah ! Oh… how we will miss you. I remember meeting you on that Nashville trip to Passion. What a difference you have made in so many ways. We love you and we wish you the very best always. God bless and keep you ! Love from all of the Rentzes

  13. Hannah! you have been a blessing to me even though I have only known you a short time. I have enjoyed the time we have had together at church and thru dinner, etc. I know you will be missed very much and thanks so much for your encouragement and the time you have spent with BCM. I'll definately be in contact with you when I am in Columbia or driving through! I'm going to miss you!

  14. Brian King

    Hannah, your love for children inspired me to love them as well. I reluctantly agreed to teach 5th grade boys during VBS last year – what a challenge! Watching you so enthusiastically teach the kids music was wonderful! You broke the songs down so that they could learn them easily in a very short time! Best of luck with your new family! You will be m

  15. this just made me cry. in a good way–words cannot even express how much i LOVE this church and this family. i praise and thank Him for each of YOU!

  16. this just made me cry. in a good way–words cannot even express how much i LOVE this church and this family. i praise and thank Him for each of YOU!

  17. Britt Galloway-Dahmer

    Hannah, thank you for being such an inspiration to our children. Brooklyn, thinks sooo much of you and she can, along with us, see your joy for children and your true joy for Jesus. You have a true servants heart that is magnified in all you do and say and that means so much to us as parents. Thank you for loving people for who they are and showing Christs Love in all you do. We will miss you, but we wish you so many blessings as you begin such a joyous chapter in your life as a couple. We love

  18. Ben Hjalmer

    Hannah, as I have told you time and time again, you are a blessing to me and Christina! We are going to miss you dearly, but you know we will be in Columbia since you and my sister live there now, so you and Traylor better make room for us or we’ll just sleep on the roof, lol. You have been such an inspiration to Christina. You will never know how much of an impact socially, but more importantly, spiritually, you had of her directly. I have never thanked you for all of the hours you put in as a Peak C-Group leader. As Travis stated, you are a person that wears many shoes, but the most important shoe you wear is your character and how you treat everyone with LOVE. Thank you so much for that and keep that up in Columbia and wherever God sends you and Traylor. He needs y’all there! So, as Jeff has stated throughout this series, live with your eyes wide open and continue to make a difference in a world that needs people like you. Much love and do not EVER hesitate to let us know if we can ever do anything for you! Much love!!

    Ben & Christina

  19. Griff :)

    Wow, Hannie…… Where to even begin? You are one of the most amazing people I know!!!! Well, it all began when you and Boytie worked at the church together and all I heard about was how cool this Hannah girl was. I will have to say that I was so sad that I didnt know you and everyone else did….and I will say you did live up to all of the hype because you’re one amazing person!

    I am so excited that I have been able to work with you the past few years. It has been sooo amazing to learn so much from you.

    People are always happy when they’re around you because you have such a sweet, fun and loving spirit that makes people happy! You have one huge heart that loves God first and people. ou are so strong spiritually and its sooooo contagious. You’re living out what it means to be a real Christ Follower!!

    I am going to miss you beyond anything I can imagine. I am going to miss working out with you every week, hearing your music play across the cube, making runs to wal mart, getting muffins and most of all your beautiful face (plus TONS more)! 😀

    Traylor is one lucky guy and I know that yall are going to do amazing things for the Kingdom! 😀 who knows….maybe we’ll work together in some Latin American country one day! Thank you for being you! I will miss you Hannie! 😀

    Love, Griff

  20. Merry Beth Moore

    Hannah, please know that you will really be missed by ALL. You have been such an inspiration to so many. May God continue to bless & keep you and may your new life together be everything you've prayed for and more.. We love you girl and will miss you dearly. ~ "The Moore's&qu

  21. Jessica Cornelius Davis

    Hannah, please know that i will miss you greatlly. I thank you for reaching out to me in my loss. I wish we could have gotten to know each other sooner. I thank you for all you have done. I wish you and Traylor the best in you lives toge

  22. Dennis & Deborah Erskine

    Thanks for all the great work you have done at North Side. You are a very sweet girl and God has great plans for you in the future.

  23. Cindy Leary

    Hannah, I love you, and know that God has such great plans for you! I love the way you love and encourage everyone around you! You are such a blessing!! You will always be in my

  24. Regina Roach Boyter

    Hannah, your beautiful both inside and out. May the Lord continue to bless you and your new family as you seek to Serv

  25. Hannah, your love for children inspired me to love them as well. I reluctantly agreed to teach 5th grade boys during VBS last year – what a challenge! Watching you so enthusiastically teach the kids music was wonderful! You broke the songs down so that they could learn them easily in a very short time! Best of luck with your new family! You will be missed!

  26. Hannah, thank you for being such an inspiration to our children. Brooklyn, thinks sooo much of you and she can, along with us, see your joy for children and your true joy for Jesus. You have a true servants heart that is magnified in all you do and say and that means so much to us as parents. Thank you for loving people for who they are and showing Christs Love in all you do. We will miss you, but we wish you so many blessings as you begin such a joyous chapter in your life as a couple. We love you!!!

  27. Danita Williams

    Precious Hannah, your Christlike love is so evident to all who come in contact with you and all receive a blessing. There are countless memories including Kenya, Passion, Project Noah, the house on Loblolly, C-Group,the shopping trip, all the Williams clan and the projects in and through North Side Ministries. Through and in it all you have been a blessing and inspiration to so many. I count myself as honored to have been involved in so much with you, Hannah-girl. I loved seeing God stretch you with your job and praying with you for the outcome, with rejoicing before we even knew Traylor or where you would work. I love you like my own and look with great expectancy for all the blessings that will flow through your union with Traylor. The Kingdom is strengthen by your walk of faith and you have inspired so many. I thank our God for the testimony of your life. You will never be able to count the blessings stored up for you in heaven by your faithfulness. You always have a place in our hearts, in our home and in our lives. We rejoice with you, over you and in our most gracious LORD for the blessing of your life. Hallelujah, for Hannah!!!!
    Love, Danita

  28. chuck and emalie harrison

    Hannah, you are a beautiful young woman inside and out. You are so full of enthusiasm and joy; people can’t help but smile when they see you! Thank you for helping Hayden in swimming lessons. Thank you for your impact in VBS and loving children and people like you do. Even though we will dearly miss you at North Side, we pray for the next chapter of your life – becoming a wife. We pray that everyday is a honeymoon for you and Traylor. We love you from the bottoms of our hearts!!

    Love,

    Chuck, Emalie, and Hayden Harrison

  29. Hannah, please know that you will really be missed by ALL. You have been such an inspiration to so many. May God continue to bless & keep you and may your new life together be everything you've prayed for and more.. We love you girl and will miss you dearly. ~ "The Moore's"

  30. Hannah, please know that i will miss you greatlly. I thank you for reaching out to me in my loss. I wish we could have gotten to know each other sooner. I thank you for all you have done. I wish you and Traylor the best in you lives together.

  31. Hannah, please know that i will miss you greatlly. I thank you for reaching out to me in my loss. I wish we could have gotten to know each other sooner. I thank you for all you have done. I wish you and Traylor the best in you lives together.

  32. Hannah, please know that i will miss you greatlly. I thank you for reaching out to me in my loss. I wish we could have gotten to know each other sooner. I thank you for all you have done. I wish you and Traylor the best in you lives together.

  33. Sandra and Jerry Hawkins

    Dearest Hannah,
    You have been such a blessing to us…..a bright light who shines the love of Jesus everywhere you go. We will miss you at North Side, but will be forever grateful for the time God allowed you to be here. We know he has “Greater Things Yet To Come” in the city of Columbia. We will be praying for you and Traylor as you begin this next phase of your journey. God bless you both.
    Much love,
    Sandra and Jerry

  34. Jamie Lynn Shirley Turnage

    Unfortunately, I had already moved to NC when Hannah came along. But, I did get to meet her and have a couple of interactions with her. And, I can totally agree that she is truly a believer, follower, and reflection of Christ. She reaches out to people with her smile, words, and attitude. If you ever hear or read (on FB :0) ) how people talk about her and to her, it makes you either happy that you know her or jealous that you don't! Love you Hannah! Enjoy married life. It's wond

  35. Hannah, I love you, and know that God has such great plans for you! I love the way you love and encourage everyone around you! You are such a blessing!! You will always be in my heart!

  36. Hannah, your beautiful both inside and out. May the Lord continue to bless you and your new family as you seek to Serve Him!

  37. Gina Wagoner

    Hannah I'm gonna miss you so much Thanks for assisting me in learning the ropes for AGC chapel. I'll be calling for help 🙂 God bless you in your ministry in Columbia and your new

  38. Jordan Rentz

    Hannah,
    It was so good running into you yesterday! I remember meeting you for the very first time, and knowing off the bat how awesome you are. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to work with you while I was in high school. I will be praying for you as you make this change. You will certainly be missed at Northside I know. Love you!!
    Jordan

  39. Barry Jackson

    Hanna,

    You have no idea how much you have effected my life for the glory of God. I am a far better person from knowing you. I pray for God to blow peoples minds through your marriage and your life for His kingdom. We will all miss you.
    Barry

  40. Wendy Nichols

    Northside we can’t thank-you enough for loving our baby all these years. You have truly helped and encouraged her to grow into the beautiful woman that she is. Thank-you for seeing her God given gifts and for allowing her opportuities to use them. We will ever be grateful for the FAMILY that you have been for her over the years. Thank so much for loving our baby and taking such great care of her. May the Lord continue to richly bless you.
    In His love,
    Hannah’s Mom and Dad

  41. Dj Loftis

    Hannah, we will all miss you alot! I hate to see you leave, but I’m glad your going with what God has in plan! We all love and miss you.

    Dj Loftis

  42. Unfortunately, I had already moved to NC when Hannah came along. But, I did get to meet her and have a couple of interactions with her. And, I can totally agree that she is truly a believer, follower, and reflection of Christ. She reaches out to people with her smile, words, and attitude. If you ever hear or read (on FB :0) ) how people talk about her and to her, it makes you either happy that you know her or jealous that you don't! Love you Hannah! Enjoy married life. It's wonderful!

  43. Hannah I'm gonna miss you so much Thanks for assisting me in learning the ropes for AGC chapel. I'll be calling for help 🙂 God bless you in your ministry in Columbia and your new life.

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