In over a decade of youth ministry, Sean has transformed 7 spaces into youth rooms and two vehicles into advertising, multi-purpose, eye catching, coach-machines. His creativity, vision, and ability to delegate and partner with gifted people makes for unique opportunities.
Big Oak is Sean’s non-profit that develops some of his unconventional ideas. Speaking at camps, developing devotional materials, and partnering with other youth ministries works well under the name of a non-profit instead of a name of a specific church.
Sean’s creativity always has him dreaming outside the box, whether it’s church ministry, Big Oak type ministry, or other ideas entirely. One day he may open a barbershop- he has plans created. He’d love to build a shop house and reminds me of the perks of concrete flooring- pressure washing is more effective than mopping after kids have eaten spaghetti!
Another one of Sean’s loves is the small Dutch town we live in. He’s not Dutch and he often sticks out like a sore thumb (or uses my Dutch maiden name for clout to fit in a little better) but he’s made every effort to be part of the community.
The Front Street to our little town has a little Dutch Village Mall that historically has had a pull for tourists. The first time I visited Lynden as a kid my family stayed in the hotel there, watched the koi fish in the indoor canal, and shopped for Dutch trinkets. When my family came back to consider moving to Lynden in the late 90s our first stop was at the Mall to eat at the Sidewalk Café and peruse the lace shop.
Just throwing myself out there a bit...