Shawn received rich personal formation from her whole-life education at Ouachita Baptist, Southwestern Seminary, Cenacle Spiritual Direction Institute, and Beason Divinity School. She earned a DMin in Spiritual Formation that she has been paying forward in seeking to cultivate ministry cultures where it is the norm to grow closer to and more like Christ.
She served on Baptist Student Ministry staff at 4 Texas universities for nearly 4 decades. She has also been involved with several ministries such as Mission Waco and Helping Hands. She has taught Spiritual Formation at both UMHB and Truett Seminary. She currently serves as Minister of Spiritual Formation at Tallowood Baptist Church in Houston where she prayerfully seeks the good of others and the glory of God.