Shannon W. Dycus

Pastor and educator


Shannon W. Dycus is a pastor and educator who has spent her career working in learning communities and ministry settings. She leads the student life division at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, as vice president of student affairs and dean of students. She served previously as co-pastor at First Mennonite Church in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is active in writing and worship development with the Mennonite Church USA, publishing the 2023 Advent devotional “The Holy in the Night”and the 2019 women’s Bible study “Every Time I Feel the Spirit,” both with Herald Press.

Dycus holds a degree in secondary education from Butler University and a master of divinity from Christian Theological Seminary. She is a current doctoral student at United Theological Seminary exploring the role of public theology in faith-based education.

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Ideas for Advent from

Check out the Zeteo Resource Guide for Advent to find links to a number of different Advent series ideas: 

  • Topical Advent series like “Follow the Star” and “Advent Waiting”
  • Lectionary-based worship plans for year B
  • An Advent art video meditation series
  • Advent candle series about faith stories, peace, and more
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