Pastor Shawn & Amy McKnight


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Most of my time here is devoted to equipping, resourcing, and encouraging our volunteers & parents/families, teaching students a biblical worldview, making people laugh, and connecting within the community. I absolutely love my calling and the people I am blessed to serve alongside with. I know every pastor is ‘supposed’ to say this, but we really have the best bunch of youth and leaders you’ll find…seriously!

Although youth ministry can be challenging and frustrating at times, I really can’t imagine doing anything else right now…I’m where God has called me, and I get to do life with an awesome family and team around me…what else can you ask for?!

My wife Amy and I have three incredibly awesome and unique kids- Olivia, Braden & Julia. When I can find a little free time, you’ll find me in the garden, shooting hoops with my son, out biking with my family, wrestling or playing the Switch with the kids. I’m also an avid reader, amateur graphic photoshopper, closet Clash of Clans player, and professional Leafs fan…and dabble in interpretive dance…a little…once…


Alex Lopez

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Alex is our newest staff member, serving as Assistant Youth Pastor. He grew up here at Parkwood around most of the pastors on staff and credits them with helping to develop him into a Godly leader from a young age. He has a heart for people in general and loves teaching others that only Jesus can truly satisfy everything we long for. When he isn’t in the office, you might find him hanging out with close friends, riding his bike through trails, enjoying a live musical, or at home watching Michigan Wolverines football. When in the office, he can almost always be found in the staff room eating all the snacks.