Shawn and Heather Wallace
Shawn and Heather met at Nyack College in 1992. After graduation they were married and quickly started in ministry. They worked in youth ministry for 5 years in the Christian and Missionary Alliance before taking a church as the Senior Pastor. This church was a redevelopment church and showed Shawn's gifting for training and developing leaders.
During their time at the church they felt the desire to pursue overseas missions, and decided to figure out what this meant by leading two different trips short term to Ecuador and El Salvador. They fell in love with this life, and started seeking ways to serve overseas.
Through a series of events they ended up in Malawi, Africa for 8 months training pastors, doing marriage counseling, and working to develop leaders as an orphanage was being built.
Upon coming back to the States, they came in contact with WHM and visited Sudan. After meeting the team, going to the country, and much time in prayer and counseling, God made it clear that they will be working in the new country of South Sudan training pastors, mentoring, and doing evangelism. Shawn will be working alongside the Episcopal Church and being the chaplain at Bishop Ngalamu Theological College, and Heather will be doing Community Health Evangelism and helping their four children - John, Anna, Andrew, and RJ - to adjust to a new country!
DESIGNATION NUMBER: 51290