Shawn White

Shawn White, Children's Ministry
Shawn White, Children’s Ministry Director
Work: 425.402.4445
Email: swhite@northwest.org

Shawn’s Story

I was about 9 years old when my family began to attend NCC. From the beginning, I was active in many of the children’s programs and junior and senior high youth groups before moving to Puyallup to study Elementary Education at Pacific Lutheran University, get married, and begin my career as an elementary teacher in the Federal Way School District. After 6 years in the public schools I walked away from teaching in order to stay home to begin a family of my own. My husband and I returned to the church in 2006 when we moved to Duvall with our daughter Mikaela. We now have 3 children: Mikaela (12), Julianna (8) and Brennan (almost 5).
 
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As I waited in hopes of returning to my passion of teaching in the public schools I began to volunteer here at NCC in the Children’s Ministry. As a Sunday School teacher and coordinator with both musicals and the Summer Spectacular program, I found that the Lord began to give me ideas for things we could incorporate to “spice” things up a bit. The ideas turned into a vision and I began to feel that same passion I had in the public elementary classroom transfer to our children here at NCC. I realized the Lord was changing my heart, turning me toward the church.
 
I want to light a fire in Children’s Ministry at NCC! It is my desire to get kids excited about coming to church each and every Sunday; to experience God’s love and joy to the fullest extent! My hope is that they can be so full of God’s love and joy that it overflows, flooding the world around them! My hope is that this “fire” will spread outward into the church, reaching all ministries at NCC!