Shawn grew up on a dairy farm in Ottawa, ON. After high school sensing God was calling him to be a pastor, he attended Kingswood University and graduated in 1998. It was there he met his wife Michelle and they were married in 1997. Shawn and Michelle have 3 children Alexa(00), Jacob(01) & Liam(05). Shawn came to HWC in August 2014 after pastoring Cole Lake Free Methodist Church near Kingston, ON for the 11 years. Shawn is passionate about many things; Tim Hortons coffee, antique vehicles and tractors & spending time with family to name a few. His biggest passion however, is to see the local church provide meaningful ways to share the hope of Jesus with its community.