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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.

When You Don’t Get What You’re Expecting

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY Few human experiences can compare to joy of welcoming a child into this world. And even fewer...

God acts. We thank. We respond.

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY If you can get past the ever growing aisles of Christmas decorations and listen through the carols...

Anything can go Wrong

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY This story sounded all too familiar of a king hosting a wedding banquet for his son. What...

“Be Good”

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY For most families I suppose there is that three-word phrase uttered when parents part ways with their...

Wedding Problems

Contributing Writer Pastor Shawn Hannon Hope Lutheran Church, Arcade, NY There is a gospel reading that sounds all too familiar. It was the story of a king...

“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...

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