Shannon joined the faculty at LCU in 2016 after fifteen years in church ministry, specializing in children and family ministry. Shannon has a Masters of Science from ACU as well as additional coursework on the graduate and doctoral level from LCU and Concordia in both theology and early childhood education. Shannon is currently in the last year of the D. Min. program at ACU. Her research interests include: training and equipping children’s ministers, working alongside church leaderships to develop a cohesive vision for the ministry and practice of children and family ministry, and contemplative practices with children. Shannon is an associate with Hope Network Ministries, an organization dedicated to mentoring leaders and guiding churches. Shannon, her husband, David, and children River and Reese are actively involved at Tahoka Church of Christ.