About Shannon Kerr
My name is Shannon Kerr, and I’m married to my best friend, Jason. We are blessed with four kids: two boys and two girls (Trenton, Braylon, Kyra-Jo, Jaydalin). We live in Lakeville, Minnesota, a suburb of Minneapolis. I love people, living life to the fullest. I like to start each day with a mug of hot coffee, reading my Bible and praying before the craziness begins.
I grew up in Owatonna, Minnesota, a city about 60 miles south of the Twin Cities. My parents are very loving, creating a great environment. They were ever willing to stop and talk with my friends and me about anything.
I’m the oldest of four children, with three amazing brothers: Danny, Timmy and Michael. Now as adults, they go by Dan, Tim and Mike, but they are forever my little brothers. Just thinking about joking with them makes me smile. Having three brothers taught me to be strong, because boys don’t talk about how they are feeling—instead they pin each other with a good tackle.
Ever since I was young, I’ve been very athletic, playing basketball and running track. I’ve always been fast on my feet, racing eagerly toward the finish line, facing any competition with determination. In all of this, I care deeply for people and stand up for the underdog.
Jason, my husband, grew up in Michigan, and we met when he came to college near my hometown. Once we were married, Jason and I moved to Michigan, starting our family. Jason is a strong man—strong in his faith. He is a giver, not a taker, and excels at running the race God has given him to run. Jason is always busy doing many physical activities and enjoys being outdoors with others, especially with our kids. He is excellent at enjoying the moment.
Our family life is hectic, like most families, with sports events and school activities, all while running our own business. We love laughing and playing games with our kids, just being together. Faith is extremely important to us as a family, and we have seen evidence of how the power of prayer works. When the accident happened, turning to God was not something new for us.
The path that our family walked after the accident was very, very difficult. Trusting Jesus when times are tough makes all the difference. We didn’t lose our faith, even when God’s will didn’t look anything like what we expected. Prior to the accident, I would get nervous about God’s will. Now I’m not scared. Whatever God says to do, I’m in! Who are we to question God? He is our Savior.
Because of Him, I'm still very much alive and have a story of hope to share.