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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.
Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY

Faith Matters; In This Place

A few Sundays ago I walked by a group of people gathered in our fellowship hall standing over the pages of a weathered book....

Language and Fire

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY An article from the Smithsonian Magazine says, “Wherever humans have gone in the world, they have carried...

In This Place

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY There was a sign that hung in my family cottage growing up. It read, “To be seen,...
Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY

Faith Matters: Week of 5-03-2021

What are you afraid of? I used to be afraid of what lurked under my bed. Full disclosure: I still won’t let any of my...
Pastor Shawn Hannon

Faith Matters: Take it Down

I moved to SC in the summer of 2006 for seminary for two reasons, a sense of Adventure and the weather. But what I discovered...

Faith Matters: Impatient

A few years ago I was driving a car full of church kids north for an adventure at Get Air when one of them...
Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY

Faith Matters: Do. Not. Fear.

What are you afraid of? I used to be afraid of what lurked under my bed. Full disclosure: I still won’t let any of...
Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY

Faith Matters: To Me

My siblings and I had a game we played on road trips growing up. Okay, my brother and I had a game we played...
Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY

Faith Matters: Water

¾ of the world is covered in water. ⅔ of the human body is made up of water. 15,000 gallons of water fall...

Faith Matters: Talking Horses

The first time I took my daughters horseback riding, I had a full-blown conversation with a horse. My girls were in the arena riding...

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