Shawn Shannon longs to grow in knowing and loving God and people, to nurture lifelong lifestyle disciple-making followers of Jesus, and to encourage others to grow in closeness and likeness to Jesus. She is a native of Arkansas, graduate of Ouachita Baptist, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Spiritual Direction Institute/Cenacle, and Beeson Divinity School. She enjoys exploring other cultures, National and State Parks, good stories, and is a bit of a cat magnet.
Areas of special interest: Freshman Ministry, missions/people groups and cross-cultural relationships, local ministry, leadership development, spiritual formation, and leaving a gentle footprint on the earth (ecology, poverty, and hunger issues).
Life Verse: "Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me." -Colossians 1:28, 29