Shannon Culbreth - Intern at East Islip and Central Islip

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Hi, I’m Shannon and I serve as an intern at Crossroads in Central Islip and East Islip. I am primarily responsible for leading the youth for Crossroads and I do a bunch of media stuff as well.

BASIC STUFF:
I was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama where I graduated from Booker T. Washington Magnet High School and was very involved with theatre. I went on to college at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and graduated with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor and Spanish. I moved to Long Island in May of 2016 and I love it! I love getting to know the people in the community and getting to invest in their lives and be  beside them as they experience God beginning to work in their lives. My heart is with the youth, though, and I love getting to walk along side them and help them grow in their relationship with Christ. 

BIRTHDAY: February 1, 1992

INTERESTS & FAVORITES:
Places: My favorite place to be is at a twenty one pilots concert. There are a few other places I love, too: I always love going in to the city! Particularly the Upper West side, Little Italy, and Central Park. Summersville, West Virginia. Any amusement park, any place that the book I’m currently reading takes me, and just anywhere my friends and family are. 

What’s on your iPod: twenty one pilots (favorite band ever), One Direction (Don’t judge. You know you like them, too.), Relient K, The Beatles, Judah and the Lion, and a bunch of other random bands. I have a very broad taste in music.

Books: Harry Potter series, Percy Jackson series, The Hunger Games series, To Kill A Mockingbird, Pride and Prejudice, The Outsiders, Sherlock Holmes

Favorite TV shows: The Office, Parks and Rec, Scrubs, Grey’s Anatomy, Teen Wolf, Glee

Sport Teams: New York Mets and the Auburn Tigers 

Movies: The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Amazing Spider-Man (both 1&2), Pitch Perfect, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Pride and Prejudice, Struck By Lightning, The Help, Hot Rod, A Walk to Remember, Steel Magnolias, Tangled, Toy Story, Big Hero 6, The Lion King, any 80’s movie

Hobbies: Acting, dancing, roller derby, reading, swimming, binge watching tv shows on netflix, over analyzing everything, eating and also thinking about the next time I will be eating, and quoting/referencing my favorite tv shows or movies in conversations with my friends

Dislikes: Entitlement, belittling other people’s feelings and things that make them happy

Odd Facts: I can wiggle my ears, I don’t like hamburgers, I have the same birthday as my dad, I love rollercoasters and amusement parks, I don’t like mayonnaise but I love coleslaw and eat ranch with jut about anything, I can rap any twenty one pilots song, I love oreos, my favorite super hero is Spider-Man, and my favorite type of weather is the weather right before it rains when it’s really dark, cloudy, and windy.

LIFE SCRIPTURE:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9

Love must be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good. Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lack diligence; be fervent in spirit; serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer.
Romans 12:9-12

Position: Intern