Shawn was born in China. He finished his college study in the U.S.. Before joining the church, he worked in a public accounting firm, nonprofit and private companies. Shawn has lived in Newton since 2003 with his wife, Angelina, and their two children, Alicia age 12, and Lucas age 9. He likes to help with his children's homework, mainly math, drive them around for their extra school work. He also likes to play or practice with his children for whatever outdoor activities they are into.