Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
Hello! My name is Shanna. I strive to embrace life with joyful enthusiasm and live with intention. I live in Southern New Hampshire with my pastor husband of sixteen years, Zach, and homeschool our three children (ages 11, 10, and 6.) My undergraduate degrees are in Special Education and Elementary Education, and I have had the pleasure of teaching in many different settings on both coasts of the United States. Currently, I am working towards a lifelong dream of pursuing a Masters Degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological School in South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
For six years, I served as the Community Coach for the New England area with MOPS International. I continue to be an advocate for the organization and contribute to their publications. My writing has been published in MOPS leader guides and featured on the MOPS blog.
My heart’s desire is to educate, motivate and challenge women and families to seek and know Jesus Christ better. I serve as the chairwoman of our church’s Christian Education Committee, which oversees many areas of discipleship and educational opportunities for the men, women, and children in our church community and beyond.
I am one of the leaders and frequent speakers for Centerpoint Sisterhood– a monthly, intergenerational gathering of women in Salem, NH. I hope to inspire and encourage women of all ages to take steps towards positive change, find their identity in Christ, and equip people to use their God-given gifts and talents to live life with greater purpose and enthusiasm.
This blog is a collection of thoughts and a place to share ideas. I write about topics of faith, community, homeschooling and leadership. I enjoy writing devotionals about the things that challenge me and things that inspire me to grow.
I am available to speak at your MOPS group, women’s events, parenting conferences, and leadership training. Please see my Speaking Topics page for more information.
Thank you for reading. I would love to hear from you.