© 2017 by Shawn M Howell.          

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About Me

Hey! I'm Shawn M Howell,

Curious about what I do?  I help you engage children and youth in spiritual practices, support you in your journey through Christian parenting, and provide guidance if you are new in ministry all while encouraging and inspiring you! Whether you are a parent or a Children or Youth Pastor, you will find ways to spiritually engage your children and youth. Whether you are new to ministry or a seasoned minister, I provide creative ways for you to nuture your soul while caring for your flock.

Called into ministry at the age of 14, I have always had a passion for the Lord and for ministry. Following my graduation from Duke Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity, I enthusiastically began my first job as a Director of Christian Education at a local United Methodist Church. I was so young and so unprepared for the practicality of a ministry job. After 11 years, in Children's Ministry, I still don't have all the answers but I've picked up a few practical things here and there. I found myself filing ideas in file cabinets and on flash drives dreaming of sharing them beyond the local church. 

I LOVE serving my local church, hanging out with other Christian parents, and connecting with fellow Children and Youth Pastors.

  • I have 11 years experience in Children's Ministry in local church settings of various sizes. I've served in small and medium congregations.

  • I have a Masters of Divinity from Duke Divinity School which just means I LOVE reading scripture and dialoguing theology.

  • I have taught various workshops for volunteer and professional leaders on a variety of topics. Such as, volunteer recruitment, basics of children's ministry, prayer practices, and Safe Sanctuary.

Since you've read this far in my bio, we are officially "besties" so you should also know:

  • Yes, I am female. My mother said she loved the name "Shauna" but decided to shorten my name.

  • I am a mix of Irish, European, and 1/32nd Cherokee (according to my mother). But I am the whitest white girl. I recently got 2nd degree sunburns on my legs while wearing 50 SPF tubing down a river with a group of youth at my church. #truestory

  • I am addicted to Chai Tea and drink a minimum of 2 cups a day.

  • I am a Pastor's wife and mother to the BEST SON IN THE WORLD!

  • I binge watch Netflix and I'm not ashamed to admit it.

  • I have served on staff in 4 churches so I know a little bit about church politics, stress, depression, judgment, and the importance of self-care and boundaries.