Pastor Shawn Hunze

Raised in Alabama and Tennessee, Pastor Hunze earned his M.Div from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana and also earned his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Prior to becoming a pastor, Pastor Hunze joined the U.S. Army Reserves through direct commission as a Chaplain Candidate. Upon graduation from seminary, he served three congregations at Tri-Parish Lutheran Church in South Dakota and as a chaplain with the South Dakota Army National Guard. Since 2005, Pastor Hunze has served our nation as an active soldier across the United States from Texas to California to Maryland. 

Pastor Hunze is devoted to his wife Roseanne and his three children Benjamin, Paul and Abigail. In addition to his service at Grace Celebration, Pastor Hunze serves in the U.S. Army Reserves out of Nashville, TN. To relax and recharge, Pastor Hunze enjoys weight lifting and enjoys sci-fi movies and superhero movies.

Pastor Hunze is passionate about teaching God's Story and helping people fully experience God's love in and through Jesus Christ.