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Pastor Scott Hannon

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Pastor Scott serves the people of St. John by helping the congregation welcome everyone, care for one another, and grow in the joy of God’s love through Jesus Christ. Pastor Scott earned his bachelor’s degree at the University at Buffalo and went to seminary at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, SC. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis in preaching from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia. Pastor Scott and his wife, Kate, live in Bowmansville, NY with their children Molly, Delaney, and John Scott. Scott and Kate love Western New York for many reasons, not the least of which are the changing seasons, wonderful people, and of course the Buffalo Bills. Pastor Scott’s ministry priorities are worship, preaching and teaching. Scott’s hobbies are guitar, golf, and reading. To read some of Scott’s musings visit his blog Way-ward at www.psdh.org.

Let your light so shine.

Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY Let your light so shine. That’s what we say at baptisms and funerals. In the...

Difficult Enough

Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY I confess to you that I feel fairly beaten up and broke down by...

Witness Devotion

Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY When I was in high school, my brother and I witnessed a robbery at...

The Future

Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY There was a sign that hung in my family cottage growing up. It read,...

Skunk Chalice.

Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY St. John has a recent tradition which involves using clay chalices designed and painted...

Joy and Disbelief

Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY If you were to encounter the resurrected Lord, how would you respond? Would you fall...

Simple question: What’s better… New or old?

Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY I have been thinking about that lately as I have watched basketball. Not because...

All Vine No Grapes

Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY The Lutheran camp on Lake Chautauqua is a stunning piece of property that features...

Treasure In Heaven

Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY I stood in my basement looking around at totes, bins, baskets, and cluttered shelves....

Shout for Joy to the Lord…

Contributing Writer Rev. Dr. Scott D. Hannon St. John Lutheran Church, Amherst, NY Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music. Psalm...