I write about the things that are important to me: faith, life, and the influence of the digital world on our society. Sometimes I even write stories and poems. Every once in a while I'll sprinkle some coffee in there, too.
I used to think I could conquer the limitations of my body by exercising my mind. I thought my body was working against me in my pursuit of God. But if God made my body and called it “good,” why would I treat it as corrupt?
The call to remember the Sabbath and keep it holy is a call to remember that God is the one in control. Every day, I need this reminder that I can trust others to serve while I rest, and that the manifestation of God’s kingdom in the world does not rest entirely on my shoulders.
My mom came in, saw my tears, and sat next to me, asking what was wrong. So I opened up to her – something I don’t do well – and shared why my heart was tearing. Her words to me changed my life. I think about them often, and even when I’m not consciously thinking about them, they impact the way I hear God speaking to me.
With my background as a web designer and web strategist, I love to develop creative solutions to digital marketing problems for churches and other missional organizations and businesses. These solutions often include websites, email marketing, social media strategies, and podcast development.
Digital Strategic Planning
All marketing needs a plan, so I work with clients to determine target audiences, establish goals, and outline a plan to achieve those goals. This plan often includes actionable steps for your website, email marketing, social media interaction, and other online channels as applicable.
Working with modern web technologies, I design and build websites that are focused on achieving the client's goals, but always with the target audience as the focal point. Elegance and functionality come together to create a site that is easy to keep up-to-date, is secure, and works the way it's meant to.
Email marketing is still one of the best-performing channels of outward-facing marketing, but for it to be effective, it must be done with intentionality, careful attention to targeting, and personality. I help create email marketing systems that connect with readers and compel them to action.
Shannon is a pastor, writer, teacher, and a joy to be around. I'm fortunate enough to also call her my wife since 2009, and am a better person and more faithful follower of Christ because of her leadership in our family. She blogs on her own website and often contributes to various magazines and curricula.