about shannon

Like you, I have many roles. In my personal life, I am wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, church member, and volunteer. In my professional life, I teach graduate counseling students at Wake Forest University. I am Director of Counseling and Director of Women’s Ministries at Triad Baptist Church. I am an author and speaker. I am the owner of Repurposed Life Ministries, Inc. It’s a lot. But, I have a lot of support, enjoy what I do, and believe fully that I’m doing what God has called me to do.

As for professional credentials, my PhD in counseling and counselor education is from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. My master’s degree in counseling is from Wake Forest University. My undergraduate degree in journalism is from Elon University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in North Carolina.


Shannon embodies a rare mix of professionalism, empathy, and insight. I’ve come to trust her as one who can help me find a path of wisdom amidst all the clutter.

Tommy Brown, author, The Seven Money Types, (Zondervan, 2017)


Past fears and failures can be repurposed into hopeful new approaches to life. I am committed to helping people repurpose their lives by sharing with them practical life strategies and Biblical truths.


Through writing and public speaking, I aim to encourage and equip women, couples, and parents to embrace their struggles, consider fresh perspectives, and make practical life changes. I use compassion, creativity, humor, counseling insight, and Christian principles to inspire and motivate audiences to live repurposed lives.