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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.

Produce Joy

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY What is it like to spend time with a really kind person?  You know, the kind of...

We Are God’s Temple

"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you?" (1 Cor. 6:19). As a young person in the church...

We Are God’s Building

Without trying I can think of two Sunday Schools immediately that remind us the church is not a building. Can you sing the ones...

We are God’s Field

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY I love a good metaphor. It helps me learn. One good analogy can connect dots a million...

Playing In The Dark

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY A few days ago my daughter Quinn had an experience many of us have had before. She...

Self Vs. Self(ie) Worth

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY A few years ago there was an AT&T commercial about their network. Two friends are driving in...

It’s All Around Us

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY What comes to mind when you hear the word blessing? I ask because I’ve noticed when we...

BB Guns and Babies

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY Merry Christmas! Over the next weeks, as the season of Christmas draws to an end on January...

The Christmas Story

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY I recently gave the crew at Ale House Church and our youth group a pop quiz. It...

My Cup Overflows

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY Arguably the most famous psalm of all is Psalm 23. It earned its favor by its beautiful...