Shannon and her older brother were raised by their parents to love and follow the Lord. Though raised in San Diego, Shannon’s parents instilled in her the desire to follow God’s call to serve the poor and broken worldwide. After high school, Shannon journeyed through two international YWAM schools (Discipleship Training and Biblical Counseling). These experiences confirmed the calling on her life to live in community focused on bringing the hope of Christ to the oppressed. She completed her B.A in International Business at George Fox University and her M.A in Transformational Urban Leadership through Azusa Pacific University. She spent 19 months in New Delhi India, living and serving among the slum communities. She is expectant and excited as this new journey with Word Made Flesh and the city of Los Angeles begins.