Shawn is originally from Los Angeles, California. Upon leaving 15 years of service in the Navy, Shawn entered full-time ministry as an Assisting Pastor at Calvary Chapel El Cajon, CA. After serving on staff for 3 years, he sensed God calling him to step out in faith and to plant a church in Morgantown, WV. He, his wife Val, and their 3 sons moved to WV in 2002 and started a home fellowship that has grown into Calvary Chapel Morgantown. In his free time, Shawn enjoys reading, kayaking, and hiking.