Bachelor, Birmingham-Southern College, 1961. Master of Religious Education, Duke University, 1963. Master of Divinity, San Fransisco Theological Seminary, 1979.
Director Christian education Broomfield United Methodist Church, Colorado, 1976. Pastor Lyons United Methodist Church, 1979—1983. Senior pastor Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Denver, 1986—1990.
Conference council director Rocky Mountain Conference United Methodist Church, 1983—1986, district superintendent, 1990—1995. Senior pastor Hope United Methodist Church, Greenwood Village, 1995—2003. Spiritual director, 2003—2005.
State director Religions Coalition for Reproductive Choice, Denver, 1978—1979. Co-chair Samaritan Counseling Center, 2000—2005. Vice-chair Colorado Women's Political Caucus, Denver, 1976—1978.
Member of International Women's Forum.
Married James M. Hankins, June 19, 1993. Children: Jason Mathes Rush, Joel Thompson Rush.