It’s was an overwhelming gift of being filled with the love of Christ when Perry was 16, like waves and waves of liquid love rolling over him. And the very next day he sinned big time. God had given Perry such a beautiful gift and he trampled on it. Was there grace after such a failure? Then, we are born orphans, with an orphan spirit. But through the extravagant love of God, we are adopted into his family. And yet having been adopted, we can still feel like the orphan, we can still struggle to believe we are loved. Next, Perry had gotten his prized Ovation guitar for college graduation. Then the Lord asked him to give it away. He didn’t want to give up his precious! Next, 1000 Muslim people groups that have yet to hear the good news, “Lord break our hearts with what breaks yours!” Finally, Perry can’t believe it, of all the experts she could choose from to learn something new, Shawna would go with a nutritionist. And she stands her ground!
Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.
Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.
Perry and Shawna Mornings helps start your day with heart-to-heart conversations, compelling guests, and songs reminding you that you are Abba’s child! You have been blessed to be a blessing, and you have been loved to share Jesus’ love!