Pastor Shawn serves as the Executive Pastor and Chief of Staff for Shoreline Church and in this role supports and partners with the lead pastor while providing oversight and direction for the staff and operations of the church. Shawn also plans and coordinates the leadership development of the staff and pastors of Shoreline.
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 36 years and are blessed with four adult children: Ryan, Jacob, Amanda, and Grant along with seven grandchildren: London, Annalise, Audrey, Aria, Maddox, Silas, and Emma.
Shawn is a non-voting member of the Shoreline Church Leadership Team.