Shawn grew up in a family that had a belief in God, but he was never taught that faith in Christ was more than mere belief. Through a life altering car accident, he was driven to the realization that he could not control his life. The knowledge that there was a God and that he was sinful and that he needed him, struck him hard. In that moment, he dropped to his knees and cried out to God in repentance and submission to his authority. Ever since then, Shawn has been active in the life of the church, as well as in his personal walk with Christ.
Shawn is a lay elder and the current Chairman of the Board and overseas the monthly board meetings and all other elder duties. Part of his board duties also include overseeing the facility and making choices concerning the grounds and building. He is passionate about teaching God's word and about seeing young people dedicate their lives to Christ and has served in the Student Ministry at FFC for many years. He also is our children's church director - meaning he overseas the teachers who serve there and helps them to be ready to teach.
Shawn and Eileen have been married for over 30 years. They have four children, Andrew, Aubrey, Amanda and Adrian. Andrew and Aubrey both graduated from CBU, Amanda is currently pursing her B.A. there and Lord willing, Adrian will find himself there next year!. Eileen is also very involved and serves with the student ministry as well.