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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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April 05, 2024

The Jesus Way of Leading

Erskin Anavitarte is a Texas-born singer-songwriter, adoption advocate, and music co-producer who’s currently writing a book on leadership based on the ways of Jesus. 

He grew up in the church but didn’t step into a personal relationship with God at church. He tells his story of surrendering to Jesus and then shares a song with us live in studio about the hope we have in Christ.

If Paul could write a letter to the American Church, what do you think he would say? Perry thinks he would sound a lot like Tim Keller. Shawna thinks he would challenge us to be uncomfortable, to take risks!

Then, God tests us to see what’s in our hearts, to see what we’re made of, to see if we love him most. Perry shares, “God tested me on Monday, and I saw that I needed to lay down an idol.”

Next, even if you have a great sense of direction you can get turned around. This happens in our relationship with God too.

Last, if you were to use your God given holy imagination, what would you imagine Jesus was up to on the Saturday after His crucifixion and before His resurrection?


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Perry LaHaie

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

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

The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.