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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.

Target and Transformation

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY A few weeks ago my wife and I went shopping at Target. We arrived at the store...

Characters and Coveting

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY   There’s a growing craze on the internet these days. Its creator is a website called Zimbio and,...

Spiritual Allergies

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY   When my daughter, Quinn, was diagnosed with a couple of allergies it didn’t take us long to...

Both… And…

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon, Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY We’re entering the time of resolution. Electronic cigarette sales are through the roof while time management...

From God. To You.

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon, Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY Some of the best parts of this time of year include the opportunities to sit with...

The Perfect Play

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon, Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY Picking a Christmas pageant is always a fun task. By September the church publishing houses start...

All Saints – Backwards

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY What’s in a Name? Every time I drive east out of Arcade to head to Rochester I have...

Grandma’s GPS

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY At a wedding last weekend I showed up 30 minutes late for the rehearsal. Now, I’m not...

Dispelling the Myth

We, along with much of Europe and the rest of North America (save Canada—they do what they want), set aside the 2nd Monday in...