Lead Teaching Pastor & Elder
Shawn joined the Center Pointe staff team in August of 2002. He has served in several different roles, including Worship Pastor, Adult Discipleship Pastor, and Executive Pastor, before becoming the Lead Teaching Pastor in August of 2009. He serves as the primary leader and communicator of Center Pointe, teaching, preaching, and casting vision for where God is leading us as a community as we live out our mission to help people find and follow Jesus.
Shawn didn’t grow up in church and was set to attend a local university when he had a life-changing encounter with Jesus that completely redirected his life. Two months later, he was enrolled at Cincinnati Christian University, pursuing a degree in pastoral ministry. He knew God’s call on his life was to lead others to encounter that same life-changing gospel. Shawn has a gift for teaching the Bible in relevant and meaningful ways that help people connect to the story of redemption God is writing and how each of our lives intersect with that story.
Shawn earned a BS in Bible, and an MA in Theology from Cincinnati Christian University, but the best thing he earned there was the love and affection of a young lady named Janelle who became his wife in 1998. They have two very active sons, Campbell and Carter. Shawn loves all things outdoors including golfing, cycling, hunting, and playing with his German Shorthaired Pointer named Remington.