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Personal Profile

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Rev. Adrian Dannhauser is Rector (i.e., senior pastor) at Church of the Incarnation in Manhattan, where she has served since 2015. Adrian is particularly passionate about evangelism and mission, seeking to empower others to share God’s love through faith-filled conversation in daily life and service to those in need. She has been featured in Religion News Service for her ministry of blessing people on the street and by BBC World Service radio for her work against human trafficking.

Before entering ordained ministry, Adrian practiced corporate bankruptcy law and financial restructuring at the Wall Street firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. She also has a history in dance ministry and a lifelong love of ballet. Adrian holds a BA from Duke University, a JD from Vanderbilt University Law School, and an MDiv from Yale Divinity School. She is married to Jess Dannhauser, NYC Commissioner of the Administration for Children's Services. They have one daughter, who lights up their lives and, like all teenagers, keeps her parents humble.

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