Shawna’s best friend Latrece knows the good, bad, and ugly about Shawna, and loves her. And if Latrece a human loves Shawna that much, think how much the beautiful, perfect Son of God loves us! Then, we all need at least one friend who knows the worst about us, yet still loves us, a friend who can help us carry the load of shame and regret. For Perry that’s his friend the Doc. Next, every moment of your life is being transformed into beauty by Jesus, even your greatest failures.
Then, Shawna admits she wasn’t one of the cool kids in school, wasn’t one of first to be chosen on the playground. It’s a conversation about our longing to be seen, known, loved, chosen, and how that longing is satisfied. Finally Jesus has rescued us to make us just like him. As CS Lewis says, “He will one day make the feeblest and filthiest of us into a god or goddess”. But the path to that destiny “will be long and in parts very painful.”
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!