Shawn’s evangelistic outreaches include Teen Unite, a ministry He founded in 2005 that reached thousands of High School students across the United States. As a professional sports chaplain, Shawn has worked with teams such as the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Dallas Desperados, Allen Wranglers, Texas Revolution and several other professional indoor football teams. Before moving to Europe to oversee Ignite Europe fulltime, Shawn served on staff at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX as an Associate Pastor and Dean of Students at The Kings University.

Shawn has several earned degrees including an Associates of Practical Ministry, Bachelors in Biblical Studies, Master in Business Administration (MBA), Master in Practical Theology (MPT), and a Master Degree in Divinity (MDIV). He is also an entrepreneur and small business owner.


Tanja is passionate about seeing women become who God has designed them to be and seeing a generation discover their destiny and walk in victory. Having been a widow herself, her messages  of  life, purpose and victory in the midst of adversity are encouraging and are  rallying a generation to reach the lost and brokenhearted.

Tanja is a wife, mother, author, and speaker. She co-founded Ignite Europe with her husband Shawn. Together they have two children, Bailey Milana and Zoé Elise.

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