Shawn is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She is responsible for establishing a safe and trusted relational environment so that spiritual life (as defined by Frasier residents) can grow and thrive. She provides spiritual care for residents and staff of all faith traditions.
Before joining Frasier in 2021, Shawn served as staff chaplain for Seattle Children’s Hospital. She earned her MDIV from the Iliff School of Theology and her Ph.D. in Religious and Theological Studies from the Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver where her research focuses were contemporary poetry, pastoral theology, and end-of-life care.
She enjoys long walks, building relationships, conversations with trusted friends, community service with refugees, meditation, and spending time with her family.