Rev. Shawn Garvey
Rev. Garvey holds a Master of Divinity Degree from Andover Newton Theological School, has served in ministry for over 20 years, and as Senior Minister to First Congregational Church of Winter Park since 2013.
Selected as one of Winter Park Magazine’s “Most Influential People” in 2016,
he served as Interim Dean at Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College from 2014 – 2016, during which he served as Faculty Advisor for Rollins’ Interfaith Group “Coexist,” on task forces for homelessness, hunger, and domestic violence, led retreats and workshops for student leadership groups, and was instrumental in acquiring space in Knowles Chapel for a new Interfaith space on campus.
An avid singer and guitar player, Rev. Garvey has opened and performed with the likes of Livingston Taylor and Marshall Crenshaw, as well as performing annual John Denver tribute shows with Denver's former lead guitar player, the late Steve Weisberg, who appeared on 7 of Denver's 9 platinum albums.
Additionally, Rev. Garvey is a “Preferred Officiant” for Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings at Walt Disney World.
Rev. Garvey enjoys woodworking, cooking, being at the ocean, travel, all things “tech” and is completely addicted to the “Lord of The Rings” trilogy, which he watches every year for his birthday (Extended Edition, of course!)
Above all, he adores all the time he can spend with his wife and two boys all of whom he loves "to the moon and back."