Reverend Dana Allen Walsh is the Senior Pastor of South Church. Previously, Dana served for eight years as Minister of Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington, MA. She holds a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs from the University of Mary Washington. Dana believes that church is the place where we can connect more deeply with ourselves, with one another, and with God. She believes that church is the place where we remind each other of who God has called us to be in this world: people of hope and people of courage.
Dana lives in Andover along with her husband, Sean; her son, Leighton; and her daughter Emerson. You can find Dana fueling up on coffee at Starbucks and Perks, walking her dog, Bono through Phillips Academy, and enjoying various playgrounds with her kids.