Executive Pastor of Strategic Leadership
Shawn Stroud serves as Shoreline’s Executive Pastor of Strategic Leadership. In this position, he is responsible for managing and implementing Strategic Staff Initiatives and Plans, Strategic Program Initiatives, and by partnering in the management of Strategic New Initiatives. Shawn also provides mentorship and coaching for the Worship Arts Pastor and Directors along with pastoral oversight of Shoreline’s Created to Live Ministry; a ministry focused on glorifying and serving God through living healthy and holy lifestyles.
Shawn joined the Shoreline staff in October 2015 after retiring from the US Army, where he served for nearly 30 years in a wide variety of leadership positions and worldwide assignments including combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan and as a US Army War College Fellow at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. Along with his diverse military experience, Shawn holds a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and has taught at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. An avid fitness and outdoors enthusiast, Shawn enjoys running, hiking, cycling, and strength conditioning. Shawn and his wife Amy have been married for 32 years and are blessed with four adult children: Ryan, Jacob, Amanda, and Grant along with five grandchildren: London, Annalise, Audrey, Aria, and Maddox.