The Rev. Shawn Evelyn recently served as priest-in-charge at St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church. As a transplant of Los Angeles, he came to Chicago with his wife, the Rev. Anna Broadbent. His family emigrated from Guyana in 1987, and as a cradle Episcopalian, he spent most of his life in the service to the church both at the parish and diocesan level. His love for service continues as he currently serves on the Board of Directors for Bexley Seabury Seminary and with the Bishop Quintin E. Primo Chicago Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians. In the Diocese of Los Angeles, he has spent many years working with youth and young adults and has a passion for facilitating experiences for others and bringing them into community. Shawn is a graduate of Virginia Theological Seminary where he also worked as a Regional Representative being ambassador and assisting with recruitment. He is an IMPACT Fellow of Chicago’s Urban League and is certified by the Interim Ministry Network for transitional ministry.