After growing up in Lynden, WA, (Go Lynden Lions!), he graduated from Centralia Community College with an Associate’s Degree in 1994. He received his B.A. in Bible and Youth Ministry from Multnomah University in 1997. Shon served as Youth Pastor at Central Bible Church in Portland, Oregon, from 1998-2011. In October 2011, Shon answered the call to serve on staff at Emmanuel Bible Fellowship and started as the Youth Pastor in 2012. In June 2014, Shon transitioned to the Associate Pastor role.

Some of Shon’s favorite things about being a pastor include: working with students & families, encouraging men, leading mission trips, going on retreats, meeting with people, helping new people get plugged into the church, teaching, seeing people grow in their faith, facilitating small groups, planning events. Shon also loves coaching basketball at North Thurston High School and enjoys hunting and fishing. Shon is married to Melody, and they have six children, one of which will be serving this summer at Trout Creek on Crew!

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