Justice-Based Ministry, Communication Planning and Strategy, Mid-Council Analysis and Growth
Shannan’s passion is for the ministry of prophetic engagement in faith-based communities. She loves to help raise up leaders, whether they be individuals or communities. Shannan grew up between the Jersey Shore and Philadelphia and has also lived at various points in Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey and upstate New York in the United States. Internationally, she has lived in Scotland, Greece and Colombia. Since 2006 she has worked on a long-term project of human rights accompaniment in South America. These diverse locations all inform her ministry and insights.
Her work comes out of a strong base of wide experience: she has served six ministries: two congregations in the Chicagoland area and two in New Jersey along with a regional governing body of the larger Church during its time of transition. She serves on multiple committees, teams and boards in various leadership capacities in both the church and nonprofit sector. Currently, her work is in leadership of a denominational middle-governing body – working for the transformation of a community of congregations than span the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
She is training with Auburn Theological Seminary and the International Coaching Certification to build her own coaching practice. Shannan sees coaching as the vehicle by which to integrate her core values of equipping and training leaders through the practice of co-active reflection for the prophetic transformation of communities.
Shannan is a graduate of The College of Wooster and McCormick Theological Seminary and currently enrolled in doctoral studies at Hartford Theological Seminary. She is a Certified Christian Educator and has the Certificate in Executive Leadership and an Executive Certificate in Funds Development.