Shannon E. Greene

I have a heart for teens and young adults, a hope to renew the Church as the Bride of Christ, and a longing to see God's Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. I write about youth and young adults ministry, Wesleyan theology, women in ministry, and the intersection of life and faith.

Call

As an ordained pastor, I have worked in a variety of youth and young adult ministry roles. I now serve as the Confirmation Director at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS.

Family

I'm married to Randy Greene, a fellow author and theologian. We have a Corgi-Chihuahua mix named Oscar who constantly makes us smile.

Location

We live in a beautiful, old house in the Waldo Neighborhood of Kansas City, Missouri. We grew up in St. Louis, though, and will always be Cardinals fans.

Blog Posts

Starting, Stopping, and Starting Again: How I’ve Learned to Be Healthier Online
Starting, Stopping, and Starting Again: How I’ve Learned to Be Healthier Online

Starting, Stopping, and Starting Again: How I’ve Learned to Be Healthier Online

Blogging and social media were great tools that served a purpose for me at a time when I needed them and had very few other outlets and safe spaces. While I am grateful they were available, looking back on that time of my life now, I can see that these online communities often became very unhealthy and even toxic for me.
Not Yet Turned Into Now
Not Yet Turned Into Now

Not Yet Turned Into Now

A couple of years ago I wrote about my personal journey from mourning to healing. I shared about resigning my pastoral role as a youth minister in Oklahoma and moving into an administrative position with Nazarene Youth International. This change came at a time in...

Freedom from Legalism

Freedom from Legalism

As 2016 turned into 2017, there were several blog posts floating around the internet that introduced the concept of picking a “word for the year.” As the “My One Word” website explains, you are to “Choose just one word that represents what you most hope God will do...

My Advent List

My Advent List

I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with my Amazon Wish List, especially during this time of year. I am constantly checking it, adding new things, and taking away items I no longer want. Did you know that you can even “rank” or prioritize the items you have...

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