Lead Pastor

Shawn Craven

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; 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.


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Assistant Pastor

Kathryn Brooks

Kathryn was born and raised in Hassett, NS and grew up attending HWC. She attended Liberty University in Virginia completing both a Bachelor of Science in Forensic Psychology and Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counselling. While attending Liberty, Kathryn served in multiple ministry roles that broadened her experience and deepened her passion for discipleship in youth and young adults. She has a desire to see the Church grow in her community and believers walk boldly in the giftings and passions God has for them.

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KidMin Director

Michelle Craven

Michelle grew up in Quispamsis, NB. She attended Kingswood University and graduated in 1997. It was there he met her husband Shawn and they were married in 1997. Michelle and Shawn have 3 children Alexa(00), Jacob(01) & Liam(05). Michelle joined the staff of HWC in October 2018.


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