Shawn & Stephanie Stickler - Lead Pastor
At an early age, Shawn committed himself to serving God’s kingdom however he could. Since making that commitment, he has walked through the doors God has opened with a willing heart and a desire to reach lives with the gospel. Shawn began his ministry as a youth pastor in Dover, Delaware, and has since established himself internationally as a well-respected leader. He has served as a member of the North-East Christian College Board of Directors, Canadian director for the UPCI Hyphen ministry, and as Youth President of the Ontario district. He currently serves the Ontario District as the North American Missions director.
Shawn has served on the pastoral staff of the POQ since 2002 and was unanimously voted Lead Pastor in 2010. Each Sunday, his dynamic teaching and preaching inspire people to pursue a real relationship with God and live with greater purpose. Through loving and practical discipleship, Shawn empowers people to cultivate their unique God-given gifts and purposefully use them to serve the Kingdom. His progressive leadership style and willingness to follow God’s call has lead the POQ into ground-breaking territory including the development of a new campus in Trenton, ON.
In addition to ministerial duties, Shawn is a dedicated husband and father. He and his wife Stephanie lead a busy life raising four children and serving the Quinte region.