Campus Minister, Shannon Waite

It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors of the Campus Christian Community introduce our new Campus Minister, Shannon Waite.  We are excited to have her with us and look forward to a long ministry together.

Shannon grew up in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, where she and her family attended Morrisville Presbyterian Church. While completing her degree in Human Services at Elon University in Elon, North Carolina, she was active with a variety of different service organizations. This engagement with the community led Shannon to spend the year after she graduated serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA, a national program designed to fight poverty. During her year as a VISTA, Shannon worked with NC Campus Compact at Wingate University outside of Charlotte, NC, to expand student volunteer groups and build bridges between the students and the community.

After hearing the call to ordained ministry, Shannon began her studies at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. While at UPSem, Shannon helped start and serve on the ministry staff for UKirk, the Presbyterian campus ministry at Virginia Commonwealth University, which also welcomed students from surrounding colleges and universities. She spent her summers during seminary leading Project Burning Bush, a program for high schoolers exploring calls to ministry, interning at Titusville Presbyterian Church in Titusville, New Jersey, and working as a hospital chaplain intern at VCU Medical Center, the Level 1 trauma hospital in downtown Richmond. Shannon earned two degrees from UPSem, a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Christian Education.

Shannon’s passions are evident in the work she has done thus far: seeking to help those discerning their own calls in life, and ministry with young adults. She above all enjoys building relationships with students as they work together to answer what it means to be a Christian in the world today. While she is Presbyterian, she is especially excited to do ecumenical work, and is looking forward to becoming a part of both the Mary Washington and the Fredericksburg communities. She can’t wait to get to know the students, faculty, and staff, and find ways to walk with them on their journey.

Feel free to contact Shannon at the CCC at 540-373-9255 or by email at: