If you’re a Jesus follower, you’re a leader. God has given you new life to influence your world. And whether we know it or not, people are watching us, looking to us for direction. Whether you’re a mom, a dad, a pastor of a church, a classmate, a teammate, a truck driver, you name it, you get to make a difference in people’s lives.
Steve Norman of Winning at Home joins the team to show what it looks like to be influencers who change our world. Steve’s a pastor, speaker, life-coach, and author of The Preacher as Sermon: How Who You Are Shapes What They Hear. So in real life this is how leaders change our world: We boast in our weaknesses (Steve needing to preach when his dad was dying), we get our identity not from what we do, but from being Abba’s beloved child.
As leaders, we don’t have it all figured out; we lead with love, not fear. We embrace accountability, (a conversation about the scandals that have rocked the church). As leaders we trust the Holy Spirit when unexpected moments call for words of life. We pursue integrity andadmit where we fall short. Last, we are teachable, anddon’t take ourselves so seriously!
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!