The Rev. Canon Michele V. Hagans is a native Washingtonian and graduated from Howard University with a B.A. in Zoology and Masters in Engineering, and later completed an MBA at The George Washington University. Following a successful career at General Electric, in California, the Midwest and Upstate New York, Canon Hagans returned to Washington in 1980 to work for her father, a successful D.C. developer.
In 1983, she became General Manager of public parking at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. In 1984, following the death of her father and brother in a plane crash, Canon Hagans assumed role of President for her father’s companies: Fort Lincoln Realty Company, a property management company, Fort Lincoln New Town Corporation, developer of a 360-acre community in Northeast, D.C. and Hagans Development Company, which helped construct Metro Center.
In 2007, Canon Hagans was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John B. Chane. Canon Hagans has been a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church with initial membership to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Since her ordination, she has become heavily involved in ministry for the church, with current positions at the Episcopal Diocese of Washington as Canon of Ministry Initiatives, Grace Episcopal Day School as Chaplain and Grace Episcopal Church in Silver Spring, Md., as Associate Rector. Canon Hagans has used her extensive experience and knowledge of real estate and development to provide counsel for a number of parishes within the diocese.
Canon Hagans is a divorced mother of three adult children.