Shannon Jensen

Administrative Assistant
EMI Senegal
Joined EMI: February 2018

Professional Training & Experience

  • BS, Sociology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, 2004
  • ADN, Nursing, Southwestern Community College, Creston, Iowa 2006

Following university studies, Shannon worked as a nurse for a year and a half before she and her her husband, Andrew, had their first child. In the following years, they had three more kids. During this time Shannon homeschooled their children, remained involved in their local church, and helped lead a local MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group.

After spending 2019 studying French near Paris, France, Shannon and her family moved to Senegal at the beginning of 2020 to join the EMI team in West Africa. 

In her role caring for and educating kids at home, Shannon has become involved in "Third Culture Kid" care for children living overseas, completing course work and becoming certified in TCK debriefing.

In the office Shannon presently serves as the Coordinator for the Discipleship and Internship programs

Ministry Experience

Having long felt a draw to participate in God’s mission around the world, Shannon has been part of missions committees the churches their family has attended. She has been privileged to walk with others as they fulfilled their callings into full time missions. She has long felt drawn to seeing the Gospel go out to the unreached. Shannon and her family feel the call to, “go and make disciples of all nations,” and are seeking to do so in Senegal with EMI.


Shannon and Andrew were married in 2005. They have two boys and two girls. Andrew is an Urban Planner and serves as the Office Director at EMI Senegal. They love camping, hiking, reading great novels, and going on adventures together. Their family has experienced God’s faithfulness and trust Him to lead them in each step of their journey.