Shannon met her husband, Roger in Florida where he was attending Bible school, and after getting married, moved to the Chicago suburbs. They immediately got involved in a local church there where Roger served as a youth pastor while also working as an engineer for Siemens. After serving there for almost ten years, God called Roger to start a church in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, where they currently reside. They have homeschooled all of their five children for the last nineteen years, three of whom have graduated. After graduation, two daughters went on to college, one graduated and is now working on her graduate degree and the other is a junior in college, while their son joined the Air Force.