- BS, Butler University
- MDIV, Christian Theological Seminary
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With passion towards community building and education, Shannon Dycus has spent 15 years working in learning communities and ministry settings. Before EMU, she was co-pastor at First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, IN supporting the spiritual formation of that community through preaching and teaching. With Franklin University of Ohio, she supported student success in admissions and adivising while also teaching Transitions courses and in the philosophy department. Before congregational and higher education, her ministry was in secondary teaching and after school program leadership.
Shannon holds a degree in Secondary Education from Butler University (IN) and received her Master of Divinity from Christian Theological Seminary (IN). With passion for holistically journeying with people, Shannon is also a trained spiritual director through San Francisco Theological Seminary. Shannon is active in writing and worship development roles with Mennonite Church USA, publishing the 2019 Women's Bible Study Every Time I Feel the Spirit with Herald Press.
As Vice President and Dean of Students, Shannon leads the Student Life division. Her main priorities are to support strategic vision for co-curricular learning communities that nurture social accountability, holistic well being and academic success for all students.
Church, Community and Professional Service
Board Member, Eastern Mennonite School, 2022-current
Board Member, On the Road Collaborative, 2021-current
Advisory Board Member, Women in Leadership, Mennonite Church USA, 2019 - current
Secretary and Board Member, National Convocation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 2017- 2022
Worship Coordinator, Mennonite Church USA conventions, 2015 – 2021
LARTS 281 Student Life and Leadership
CHST 223 Spiritual Formation, Sacred Pauses
HONRS 401 Honors Worldview Seminar
HONRS 499 Awkward Black Girls in Films and Books