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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.

“Don’t worry, but…”

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY Several years ago I received a scary phone call from my wife. It was the kind that...

Fish Fry

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY I had a funny encounter a few weeks ago at a fish fry at our church. I...

Runners

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY Originally published August 5, 2013. They say nearly half of runners sustain and injury while training. I can...

Faith Matters What You Do

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY Even though I this happened several years ago. I can’t stop thinking about an incident that happened...

The Golden Rule

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY There is one very simple rule every child must learn growing up: step on a crack and...
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...

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