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Pastor Shawn Hannon

Pastor Shawn Hannon
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Pastor Shawn is a 2010 graduate of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina, and he began his call at Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade NY that summer. While he spent four years learning and serving churches in South and North Carolina, as a Jamestown, NY native, Western New York has always been home. He is glad to be here. Pastor Shawn and his wife Carol Hannon met while attending SUNY Geneseo in the mid-2000s. They have enjoyed making their home together in Arcade with their daughters Quinn and Perry.   Pastor Shawn has a background in youth and outdoor ministry. He is a former camper and staff person at Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center in Bemus Point, NY. He has also served camps in urban settings and oversees in Madagascar. In seminary he was recognized for gifts in Greek and New Testament, and in his senior year was recognized with awards in both Preaching and Biblical Studies. Pastor Shawn continues to emphasize the youth in his ministry, but not simply because they are the future church, but because they are the church of today.  He also enjoys working on service projects, and takes the role of planning meaningful and engaging worship seriously.  He loves helping people find ways to put their passion and energy to work making their community and other people’s worlds a better place. When he is not working at church, Shawn enjoys remodeling and construction projects around his family’s home.  But as busy as he gets, PS always has time for a quick nine (okay, 18) on the golf course. He enjoys playing sports of all kinds and fiddling with his guitar.

Faith Matters: Whatever is in the Cards, Merry Christmas

My house looks like an episode of hoarders at the moment. Earlier in November we cleared out our attic in order to turn the...

Wonderfully Made

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY It's a quilt show weekend at the congregation I serve and that has got me thinking: How...

Never Forget

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY Part of the off-Broadway season ticket line up at Shea's in Buffalo this year is a show...

Building Hope. Embodying Grace.

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY Note: This is a story I shared with my congregation about a new building we are constructing...

Quiet Times

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY A few weeks ago my wife and children headed on vacation without me. I would join them...

Pass or Fail

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY Although it’s been several falls since I myself have geared up to go back to school, since...

Coping with Transitions

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY Last week a parishioner called to tell me that her father had passed. We were waiting for...

BECAUSE I WANTED TO

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY “They asked only one thing, that we remember the poor, which was actually what I was eager...

Honor It’s Blessings

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY In case you haven't heard, there is a bit of a building project going on at the...

Excuses

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY I saw a post on a friend’s Facebook last week of his child celebrating his baptismal birthday...

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