Staff Council

Staff Recognition


SPU staff members of the month are nominated by their peers and selected by Staff Council. If you would like to nominate a person for this recognition, proceed to the nomination page.

Meet the SPU Staff Member of the Month for November 2014


Jeannene Shocki

Finance Info Business Analyst, Finance Office

A colleague shares, “Jeannene is a wonderful person to work with; she is always ready, willing, and usually able to help you resolve almost any problem with Banner, Argos…, not only in Finance but other departments as well. She is definitely a blessing to SPU, the true definition of grace under pressure!”


What is your hometown?
"Born in Elisabeth City NC, I grew up Coast Guard which allowed me to live in many different places including Naples Italy for 2 years before settling in Eugene OR for high school."

How long have you been at SPU, and what brought you here?
I’ve been at SPU for 19 years now. After 14 years at home raising children, it was time to go back to work. I was referred to SPU through CRISTA job placement.

Tell us about your education:
I started at the University of Oregon, then moved on to Evergreen State College in Olympia where I received my Bachelors in Leadership Development, all after having 2 babies.

How does you faith impact your work at SPU?
My faith is foundational to the patience and commitment to serve many people in a variety of challenging aspects.

What is your favorite thing to do when not working?
Travel! We are really blessed to have a son who works for the airlines; free airfare can’t be beat!

What was the best trip you ever took?
My husband Chuck and I led a study tour of 30 people for 3 weeks through the Mediterranean including Israel.

What is something interesting you want people to know?
It’s not really about me, however Chuck is finishing up his masters in Theology degree while pastoring the Arlington Free Methodist Church.

Please join Staff Council in congratulating Jeannene Shocki as Staff of the Month!