Hello, I’m Shannon, a first-year MDiv student and 3rd in my family to attend PSR. I am here with the support of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and my wonderful home congregation in Geyserville, CA. My focus is on congregational leadership. I am called to be a pastor, and so I am always interested in the practical results of my choices and of everything I’m learning. What grows from this, and what might diminish? My background is in public service and human resources. I’ve sat with the unhoused of the Tenderloin community and helped wine country educators care for the needs of their students and families. My daughters are my heart and my soul. One lives near me here in Sonoma County and the other in Atlanta. When I am not working or studying, I am looking for a trail that will lead me deeper into the trees or further along the shoreline. I am looking forward to a graciously reciprocal two years serving PSR as Student Trustee, both sharing and building experiences.