Dane Ortland, pastor of Naperville Presbyterian Church in Chicago and author of Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, says that if “Jesus really does loves my screwed up life then I think I can keep on being a Christian.”
Then, God created everything. He’s named every single star, and he treasures us above all he’s made! Next, it’s taken Perry a lifetime to get there. But he finally, deeply, believes it: “God loves me!” Then, every time Perry goes to the fitness room he thinks about his friend Andy, it’s the strangest thing! It’s a conversation about praying for each other.
Next, Jesus says, “You don’t have to go through security to get to me; I am the mostapproachable person in the universe.” Last, Shawna wonders, “How can my God, whose heart I know is filled with love let a 3 year old suffocate or a 16 year old die of cancer?
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!