Shawn has been the pastor of Bethany since 2003. He has served churches in Missouri, Kentucky, Illinois, and Texas. Shawn is a graduate of the University of Missouri St. Louis, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Sarah Wasson, and they have one daughter.
Shawn is involved in police chaplaincy serving three departments in Cape Girardeau County. He writes a weekly column in the Southeast Missourian.