Rev. Shanna Steitz
Rev. Shanna Steitz is only the 7th Senior Minister in the 127 year history of Community Christian Church.
Prior to being named to this position, Shanna served congregations in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, rural Macon, Missouri and, most recently, as an Associate Minister at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, a historic congregation undergoing an equally historic rebirth. During her four years serving alongside and being mentored by Dr. Scott Colglazier, Shanna oversaw an active worship attendance that more than doubled, while increasing annual giving by more than three times.
Shanna met her husband Ryan, also an ordained Disciples minister turned 6th grade social studies teacher and wannabe soccer dad, while they were both students at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to her Master’s of Divinity, Shanna earned a Master’s in Athletic Business and Bachelor’s in English from the University of Central Missouri where she spent several years as a university development officer before attending seminary.
Shanna and Ryan are parents to Jacob (13) and Audrey (11) who, like their parents, treasure quality time together cooking, eating, participating in sports of every stripe and still managing to catch an occasional concert, musical or play. Still, perhaps Shanna’s favorite pastime is chasing her kids around the trails of a National Park.