Shannon Joshi

Director of Faith Formation

Shannon discovered First Congregational’s place in her faith journey when she and her husband, Manish, searched for a church home after their two boys were born.

Impressed with how First Congregational welcomed people of diversity, wherever they are at on their spiritual journey, they became members in 2014. Two years later she became Director of Small Group and Family Ministries and later Director of Faith Formation in May of 2017, a perfect fit for her love of teaching children and adults while helping them on their faith journeys.

An elementary-middle school education graduate of UW-Eau Claire, she was a gifted and talented program director and then a first-grade classroom teacher in Black River Falls before joining First Congregational’s staff. She values the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with church members and facilitate the development of faith formation programs for toddlers through adults.

She is a lifelong resident of Eau Claire, having grown up and attended school on the north side.