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Shannon Baker

Director of Communications; Editor, BRN United

Shannon Baker,  director of communications and editor of BRN United for the Baptist Resource Network, was past president of the Baptist Communicators Association and 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.

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Shannon Baker, past president of the Baptist Communicators Association, is director of communications and editor of BRN United for the Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey. She previously served as director of communications and editor of BaptistLIFE for the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware and director of public relations at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary after several years of corporate work in management, technical writing and communications. She 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.

What are the benefits you hope our churches will receive as a result of your work/role at the BRN?

My prayer is that we capture the stories of what God is doing throughout all of our churches, and in so doing, encourage each one of us on to greater works. I pray ministry leaders will be encouraged, informed and connected to the BRN family because of the stories we tell, no matter the format.

A Few Fun Facts about Shannon

PASSION

Shannon is passionate about traveling, experiencing new cultures, and sharing Christ with people all over the world. Her goal is to go on at least one mission trip to every continent. All that is left is Australia, South America, and Antartica!

HERO

Shannon is in awe of Jesus and His grace and mercy, traits she hopes to exhibit in her own life. Her biblical hero is the unnamed woman who washes Jesus’ feet with her hair and tears. What a beautiful expression of faith and love!

HOBBIES

Shannon enjoys exploring the quaint Main Streets all over the Northeast, playing board games with family and friends, and if given the opportunity, capturing life’s moments through digital scrapbooking.

HASHTAG

Her life’s hashtag would be #IamwhoIwantedtobe #whenIgrewup

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