Shannon McNeil to be on team of advocates for Mission Advancement




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Shannon McNeil has been hired by the Church of the Brethren as a fulltime Mission Advancement advocate, working out of the General Offices in Elgin, Ill. She and Nancy Timbrook McCrickard will serve as a team of advocates working at relationship-building with donors.

McNeil begins in the new position on March 4. Most recently she has been manager of human resources and constituent affairs in the Office of the Governor in Chicago, Ill. She is a member of Neighborhood Church of the Brethren in Montgomery, Ill., a graduate of Bridgewater (Va.) College with a bachelor’s degree in international studies, and a graduate of the University of Chicago with a master’s degree in Middle Eastern studies.

In her work for Mission Advancement, as part of the team of advocates, McNeil will be building relationships with donors through various means of communication, traveling cross-country to make personal visits to donors, interpreting the work of the denomination, encouraging giving to support that work, and discussing planned giving strategies with donors.

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