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Shannon M. Garrett-Doege, Pastor

Shannon M. Garrett-Doege is the pastor of Community of Reconciliation Church. A Cleveland native, she received her undergraduate degree in Theology and Pastoral Ministry from Notre Dame College of Ohio. She then went on to Princeton Theological Seminary, furthering her studies in Youth Culture and Youth Theology and earning a graduate certificate. Later she attended Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and earned her Master of Divinity.

Shannon is a member of the United Church of Christ, which recently authorized her advancing to lay ministerial standing, enabling her to fully serve the Community of Reconciliation congregation as she completes the final stages of ordination.

She is a prophetic preacher and a gifted teacher, leaning into queer womanist and liberation traditions preaching a gospel of love and justice. Shannon currently resides in Highland Park with her wife Caryn and children Lotus, Zen and Lyric.

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