Shannon: Volunteer Coordinator
It was in the 90’s when Heather fell in love with serving, the outdoors, and God’s word while on Fort summer staff. Twenty years later she brought her husband, Shannon, for a weekend of winter volunteering and they knew Fort would somehow be part of their family’s story. Several years of attending family camp and six children later, they’ve sensed God’s clear calling to serve Him in the Northwoods.
Shannon & Heather officially joined staff the summer of 2022 when they relocated from Cedarburg. Fort Wilderness and the Northwoods is now home.
Shannon and Heather fell in love while serving in the Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts. They have six children: Josiah, Karis, Mercy, Selah, Zeke, and Sully.
What passage of scripture is meaningful to your family? Ephesians 3:20 “Now to him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us— to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever.”
What is your favorite Fort memory? One late evening during family camp we heard there was an active meteor shower taking place, so we woke up the kids and took them down to the waterfront to watch shooting stars. Hearing their awe and wonder at each shooting star was such an incredible moment.
If you were a kitchen utensil, what would you be and why? We would be a mixing bowl. We love and value community on such a deep level. Just like ingredients in a mixing bowl, when people are brought together, they create something even better.