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About The Speaker

Dr. Shannon Spencer

Dr. Shannon Spencer

Rev. Dr. Shannon Spencer is an ordained UCC pastor that founded Asheville Poverty Initiative and 12 Baskets Cafe.  She is a chaplain at Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women and the Adjunct Pastor for Missional Engagement at First Presbyterian in downtown Asheville.  She just finished her Doctorate and is looking forward to watching a movie without feeling like she needs to be reading something.  But most importantly, she is mom to two beautiful and amazing girls!

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