Pastor Kris Hansen – Pastor

Pastor Kris has been serving at Frankford Plains UMC since July 1, 2019. Prior to her Clergy appointment as a Licensed Local Pastor, she was an active lay person at the Morristown United Methodist Church serving in multiple leadership roles and areas of passion: Co-President of United Methodist Women’s local unit and called to social justice issues as part of their areas of focus—women children and youth, Certified Lay Servant, Stephen Minister’s Leader, a member of the Pastoral Team and regular leadership leader at both MUMC and First Dover UMC.

Her heart is with all people finding their way to knowing God’s love and Grace. Her call to being a United Methodist is grounded in John Wesley’s understanding of Grace: Prevenient Grace, Justifying Grace, and Sanctifying grace. Plus, the grace filled understanding that resonates within her of the Wesley Quadrilateral—Scripture, Tradition, Experience, and Reason, where scripture is primary. She loves designing worship services including the images of worship and preaching.

Kris is the widow of her beloved husband Keith Hansen, mother of two adult children (Matt Hansen and Katie Hansen Provel), the “Grammy” of Jessica Hope Provel and Kimberley Joy, the mother in law to Gary Provel. She feels called to work not only adults but with children and youth. Kris loves the outdoors and supports directly Special Needs Scouts on their trail to Eagle Scout from both a Troop and District level. Kris comes to pastoral ministry after over 42 years with the Telecommunication Industry and a life time of laity ministry.

Other Staff Members 

Doris Delmont, Administrative Assistant

Doris has served as Administrative Assistant (Secretary) for over 25 years and feels blessed to serve the Pastor and congregation in that roll.  She is married to her husband Adrian for 50 years and they have three daughters (Stacey, Kim & Andrea) and five grandchildren (Brady, Kenzie, Logan, Cooper and Callie).  Please feel free to contact her at with any questions and she will either answer or direct you to the proper person.  

Kim Burse, Youth Director