Meet the Members: Shannon


My name is Shannon Pedersen, and I am so incredibly excited to be serving with the Episcopal Service Corps at the Sycamore House this year!

Originally, I was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. For college, I attended Messiah College, which is about 20 minutes away from the Sycamore House and located in Mechanicsburg, PA. I graduated in 2017 with a degree in Politics and International Relations. Since the Harrisburg suburban area is already familiar to me, I am looking forward to building new and deeper friendships with the urban community.

I have a very mixed faith background, but in the beginning of 2018, I began attending various Episcopal churches. I love the liturgy of the church as well as the open welcome to the LGBTQ+ community, so when I learned about the Episcopal Service Corps, I was eager to find a placement that I could call home for a year. This year, I am working at the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania as an Events Coordinator & Assistant to the Canon for Congregational Life and Mission.

During this year, I look forward to continuing to follow my passions of interfaith and intercultural relations as well as community development across socioeconomic barriers. When I’m not working, I enjoy reading books, hiking, and playing board or card games!


2 thoughts on “Meet the Members: Shannon”

  1. Welcome all of you to Sycamore House and the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania! We’re so glad that you are here! I’m from St John’s in Lancaster city and hope we get to meet you this weekend at Convention. Want to mention a great group of folks in Harrisburg called Heeding God’s Call which witnesses for peace when there is a murder in the city. Bishop Audrey is involved with them. Would be fun to invite you to St John’s and Lancaster in the future. Peace, Sue Heilman

    1. Hi Sue!
      Thanks for your welcome! And thank you for your recommendation to look into Heeding God’s Call. Two of our Corps Members, Madi and Elisabeth, have actually had the opportunity to partner with them when they were students at Messiah College! We’d love to get more information about how to get involved.

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