Shawn’s name is practically a household word among Keystone Mission guests, thanks to his dedicated presence five days a week at our Scranton Innovation Center.
Over the past 6 months, Shawn has volunteered in whatever capacity is needed. From serving breakfast to making sure there are enough napkins on the table, Shawn says it fills his heart to come here and try to help.
Shawn has spent a great portion of his life serving through various outreach ministries. In this season, he is happy to be a part of Keystone Mission.
“It’s my wife, grandchildren, and missions.”
In his retirement, Shawn says these are the things that take priority in his life.
Shawn is always discovering the truth behind the saying, if you give of yourself, you receive tenfold back. Though he laughed at the cliché, he agrees he has seen the blessing from each interaction. He recalled a moment with a guest that ended in tears from both sides as they connected over a common struggle.
“[Our guests] are someone’s father, mother, sister, brother, son or daughter… and they should be treated as such!”
Throughout his time at the Mission, Shawn has become an advocate for homeless individuals within his church and community circle.