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Shannon Harper

Youth and Young Adult Coordinator

Central East Region in Congregational Life

Email: sharper@uua.org

Telephone: (937) 476-1623

Shannon Harper has been serving the Central East Region as the Youth and Young Adult Coordinator since the Fall of 2016. During her time with the UUA she has reimagined youth leadership school to reconnect with nature and created River Rising.

Before coming to the UUA, Shannon served the Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Dayton, OH for five years as their Director of Religious Education.  In addition, she served as the OWL and Youth Event Coordinator for MidAmerica Region for a year and as a contracted staff member before that. She’s served on staff at Youth Midwest Leadership School for four summers.  Over the years she’s served as adult advisor on the Heartland Area Youth Council, supporting youth leaders as well as coordinating and attending dozens of youth CONs, trainings and workshops.  She’s also served as Youth Caucus Staff for GA, Adult Chaplain at the UU United Nations Spring Seminar, Teen and Youth Staff at the Southeastern UU Summer Institute (SUUSI).  Some people have joked that wherever UU Youth congregate, Shannon is there. In addition she served as Youth Committee liaison on the Heartland LREC and as at large member of MidAmerica Youth Advisors Network (MAYAN) Board.

When she’s not hanging out with other people’s teenagers she enjoys kicking back with her own teenage and young adult daughters and her granddaughter.  Shannon is an artist at heart and although she doesn’t find much time to get into the pottery studio right now she’s always looking for ways to express her creative spirit.

From Shannon Harper

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Better Together | Central East Region

Youth and Young Adult Programming for Summer

Shannon Harper

From Better Together
This blog post was supposed to be about UU Youth and Young Adult opportunities for this summer.
How is Your Body, Mind and Your Spirit?

Shannon Harper

From Better Together
Friends, how is it with your bodies, minds and spirits these days? Are you doing regular check-ins with yourself? Noticing some things that weren't there b
Shifting How We Support Youth Leaders

Shannon Harper

From Better Together
This past summer Central East Region piloted a new leadership experience for Youth called River Rising.
Why a New Leadership School for Youth? River Rising

Shannon Harper

From Better Together
What kind of leaders do[es] our faith and our planet need in a future that is as close as tomorrow?
Introducing River Rising

Shannon Harper

From Better Together
The Central East Region is excited to announce the creation of a new week-long youth leadership experience happening this summer in 2019
Join Us for Youth Ministry Revival!

Shannon Harper

From Better Together
Join us for Youth Ministry Revival March 1-3, 2019!
Maintaining the Beloved Community

Shannon Harper

From Better Together
Summer is a glorious season. Traditionally it’s sold as a leisure time, a time to relax, enjoy yourself, get outdoors and have some fun.

Central East Region

Supporting Youth and Young Adults

Shannon Harper

From Central East Regional Group
If you attended virtual General Assembly last month, you probably read or at least heard about the Responsive Resolution that was adopted.
Youth Leadership

Evin Carvill Ziemer, Shannon Harper

From Central East Regional Group
Youth leaders provide energy, insight, and wisdom to their faith communities. Their deep love, their new ideas, and their skills are needed. And as many...

For more information contact cer@uua.org.

Shannon Harper
Bowl of a chalice with a rainbow lotus design

A chalice created by Shannon Harper.