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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.

Surnamed Children of God

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY Last weekend my son, Kelly William Hannon, was baptized. One of the greatest blessings for me was...

Original Creator

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY This weekend we have a quilt show at my church. We’ve hosted it every two years since...

Personal Grace

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY To this day my mother claims that she knew what she was doing and she had a...

Blessings

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY Part of the territory of pastoral ministry is being asked to pray. These prayers cover a wide...

Irrevocable Gift

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY Half way through my final year of seminary I received an incredible surprise. I got a call...

Opposing Oppression

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY Like many of you I’ve been watching the news unfold around the tragedy in Charlottesville in disbelief....

Faithful

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY The last 6 weeks of my life have been a whirlwind (summer has a way of doing...

Let Those Who Have Ears, Listen

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY My daughter, Quinn, recently finished her first year of big kid school. She was a UPK in...

Fireworks!

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY July 4th on the hill where I live is a spectacular sight. If you sit in our...

Make Us New

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church Arcade, NY Originally Published in 2013 The halls of Hope Lutheran Church are quite these days. The preschoolers are gone...