Cara Shonamon Co-Senior Pastor

Cara Shonamon Co-Senior Pastor

Cara Shonamon was born in Austin, Texas to Chuck and Carla Sunberg and at the age of 2 moved to Moscow, Russia where her family served as missionaries for the next 13 years. 

She graduated from Olivet Nazarene University with degrees in History, Political Science, and Religious Studies.  The summer following graduation she and her husband Justin were married and moved to Kansas City for her to attend Nazarene Theological Seminary.  

She graduated from NTS in 2015 with a Masters of Divinity and was ordained an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene that same year.  While attending NTS Cara served as Children’s Pastor at New Hope Church of the Nazarene in northern Kansas City, Shawnee Church of the Nazarene, and Flint Central Church of the Nazarene in Michigan. She was a finalist for the Corlett Sermon as a senior at NTS.  

Justin is a science teacher who has a passion for food and fitness.  Together they have two young daughters: Mackenzie and Alice. They also have a fun and lovable dog named Sally.  They enjoy playing sports together and spending time together as a family.  

Robert Aiko

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