Brant Hansen Loves Grace College
Brant Hansen is a nationally syndicated radio host, and a bestselling author of books like Unoffendable, Blessed are the Misfits, and his newest, The Men We Need.
He’s also been to Grace’s campus multiple times, and loves it.
“I’ve gotten to speak at chapel, and in classes, and spent time around the students. There’s a lot about Grace that I love,” he says. “I think a lot of people are looking for this kind of place now for a college experience that’s both excellent and Jesus-focused.”
Brant is known for his quirky sense of humor, in addition to an honest, vulnerable approach on the air, and says much of that is likely due to his perspective as someone on the autism spectrum.
“I was diagnosed years ago, and so was my son. It explains so much. And it makes me especially grateful for what Grace is doing in the realm of special education, too. The students there are absolutely amazing.”
Brant has been married 32 years to Carolyn, and they have two grown kids, and a dog named Cozy. Brant also finds time for his puppet, Lloyd, and to play the accordion and the flute “in spite of popular demand” he says. His radio work has won multiple national awards, and his podcast with Producer Sherri (“The Brant and Sherri Oddcast”) has over 12 million downloads.
“We welcome everybody, but misfits especially feel at home,” Brant says. “We take Jesus very seriously, and ourselves very un-seriously, and I think people can relate to that.”