Shannon uses Community Health Evangelism (CHE) as a platform to build on the clean water and agricultural programs already in place in Turkana. The CHE strategy allows her to empower people to realize their assets and strengths and develop solutions for their needs.
Shannon is a veterinarian with a public health degree. While she did not always understand the paths that God presented to her, she trusted Him and took advantage of the training opportunities and life experiences that He presented, which led to her call to serve cross-culturally as a missionary. A vision trip to Turkana, the northwest desert area of Kenya, showed Shannon how she could serve Him using her skills in veterinary medicine and public health, and she began her service in Kenya in March 2014.