Mother Shana grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and moved to Seattle in 1997 for college. After a brief career in journalism, she pursued ordination and went off to seminary in 2003 at Seabury Western Theological Seminary in Chicago. In 2006, she graduated and took a position in the Bay Area. In 2009, she accepted a call to be Priest in Charge and then Vicar of St. Edward's. Mother Shana is married to Ryan and they have two boys, Killian, 4, and Quincy, 2.