A Great Story
Shawn was born in 1962 in St. Cloud MN and was born again in Lake Placid NY in 2002. Shawn has a background in competitive Ski Racing and coaching ski racers. He also was a professional photographer for several years.
Shawn had lived a life pursuing all that the world had to offer. His success as an athlete, coach, and photographer propelled him into a world of self gratification, pride, and sin. His wife got saved and so they attended a church only to find out that the church was broad in its beliefs and apostate. The pastor preached anything but Jesus being the only way to heaven. Fortunately, the youth pastor took Shawn under his wing and ministered to Shawn. Shawn would even help out at the youth meetings willing to assist in helping the youth of Lake Placid NY. Over a period of time with Shawn hearing the Gospel being preached to the youth group and reading his Bible, Shawn surrendered his life to the Lord while driving his truck across the state of NY listening to a message on a tape player where in John Chapter three verse three Jesus said, "you must be born again". Shawn was converted for the glory of God!
A while later Shawn met a man that asked a question. The man asked, "What are you doing for the Lord?" Shawn's life would never be the same. He realized that even though he was saved he had nothing in mind to honor God with his life, with his words! This is what the apostle Paul said in Romans Chapter twelve verse one and two, "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."
Shawn walked away from from his photography business, sold his possessions, packed his wife and children into a van and headed out to preach the Gospel to Universities. That ministry started in 2007.
He has preached in most major cities and campuses across the United States (also Alaska and Hawaii), Canada, the United Kingdom, Nepal, India, Ghana, and Mexico. Shawn's passion for the lost and burden for souls to be saved is demonstrated by his actions and his words.
Additionally he equips others to tell the world the Gospel. Generally Shawn will travel to campuses and to churches in his Airstream and will often times join up with local churches and individuals to witness to the students.