Executive Pastor of Leadership
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 swimming, hiking, camping, grilling and gardening. Shawn and his wife Amy have been married for 34 years and are blessed with four adult children: Ryan, Jacob, Amanda, and Grant along with six grandchildren: London, Annalise, Audrey, Aria, Maddox and Silas.