Hannah lives with her children Canaan, Josiah, and Psalm in Turangi on the ancestral lands of her hapū, Ngāti Turangitukua. Together, they facilitate experiences for people who wish to engage with the question of what it means to be people of Aotearoa. Her ancestors settled in the area some 500 years ago, occupying the lands as Kaitiaki (caregivers/custodians) ever since. Passionate about the restoration of indigenous people to their God-given identity and cultures, Hannah co-founded iEmergence, an organisation that supports indigenous youth development in the Philippines and Canada. In 2015, Hannah also co-founded Good Water, a space for indigenous Christians to explore culture, identity, and faith.
She is an Adjunct Teaching Fellow for Venn, focussed on integrating Te Aō Māori through the educational contexts and helping to foster Venn’s engagement with Tangata Whenua.