Shannon Baker, past president of the Baptist Communicators Association, previously served as director of communications and editor of BaptistLIFE for the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, where she worked nearly 15 years, initially as a correspondent when she and her husband Larry moved to Baltimore as North American Mission Board church planters.
Earlier, Shannon was director of public relations at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary after several years of corporate work in management, technical writing and communications. She has been part of the Baptist Press coverage team for the SBC annual meeting for more than a dozen years.
Shannon holds a master of arts degree in ministry leadership from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and mass communications from the University of N.C. at Chapel Hill. She and her husband Larry have two daughters, Lauren and Hannah.