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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.

Youth Practicing Sharing

On Friday, March 22, ten wide-eyed and excited youth and pastors from Hope, Arcade jumped into two minivans and headed north on Route 16....

The Bible

Are you watching The Bible on the History Channel? Well, if you aren’t you are sorely missing out, and you might be alone. So...

Faith Matters – Hopeful

It’s official: I’m over winter. If I didn’t realize it before, my recent excursion to Myrtle Beach with a dozen other Lutheran pastors from...

On The 13th Day

Last Sunday morning millions of children around the world woke up to find presents not under their Christmas tree, but under their shoes! Seriously,...

Faith Matters – Oct. 29, 2012

A Changing Day For at least the last 495 years October 31 has held a different significance in the life of the church than in,...

Faith Matters: Live that Mulligan

There’s a classic joke about Moses, Jesus, and another guy playing golf. Moses hits his ball toward the water, but the water parts. Jesus...

Faith Matters: A Little Elmer’s Glue

There is a small marble turtle I got in Madagascar in 2004 who sits on a shelf in my office. Unfortunately (for that marble...

Faith Matters: La Frontera

Just yesterday Lake Chautauqua Lutheran Center (LCLC) kicked off another summer of outdoor ministry in Western New York. On Sunday afternoon youth traveled hundreds...

Faith Matters – May 21, 2012

Yesterday on my way to a funeral I dropped my car off at the mechanic.  Making small talk this morning when I picked it...

Giving Time Away

A popular Christian magazine called Christian Century recently highlighted a surprising study (May 2, 2012). According to the study, people who gave away their...