Shawn & Cheryl Ammons
- Our Local
- Our Reach
- Our Self
Shawn and Cheryl Ammons serve locally in Kansas. They met in Kansas and have found joy and spiritual fruit ministering in the outdoors. Outdoor ministry opportunities have grown and expanded since they graduated from college. Shawn started doing outdoor ministry on weekends in 1987. The outdoor ministry expanded to month-long camp ministry in 2006. In 2017, Shawn and Cheryl took a step of faith to take outdoor ministry year-round. They serve two camps—Extreme Kansas Camp in June, and Camp Cutteru is under construction. It will be a year-round disciple-making camp.
After seeing the need for relational disciple-making, the Ammonses connected their shepherding and evangelism gifts to make disciples who would then in turn make disciples themselves, and so on. They equip servant leaders in relational disciple-making according to the life of Jesus. They are convinced that by using the same strategy that Jesus modeled and the early church employed, they can be a model of disciplemaking that can be multiplied. Shawn and Cheryl encourage, train, coach, and mentor leaders to be disciples of Jesus, build disciple-making ministries, and partner with disciple-making movements just like Jesus did. They are passionate about relationally investing in servant leaders in the Heartland.
The Ammonses have served as InFaith field staff since February 2018.
As children, Shawn and Cheryl were blessed with God-honoring parents. Each grew up attending church with their families and learned the value of relational disciple-making at an early age. Shawn and Cheryl met at Sterling College. Cheryl played volleyball and Shawn played tennis. They grew in their friendship while serving in campus ministry together. Shawn and Cheryl both graduated from Sterling with bachelor’s degrees—Shawn in Elementary Education and Cheryl in Christian Education.
Shawn and Cheryl were married the summer of their junior year in 1989. At that time, Shawn served as a part-time youth pastor in Sterling. Before graduation, Shawn accepted an offer to serve Emmanuel Church as youth pastor. Over the next twenty-two years, Shawn and Cheryl were blessed with nine children. Their oldest three children are married and they have three precious granddaughters.
Shawn acquired a Masters in Ministry from Moody Bible Institute. Shawn and Cheryl were blessed with twenty years of local church ministry that opened opportunities to train, coach, and mentor other ministries and ministers in the Heartland.
They serve Extreme Encounters locally as they leverage the outdoors to make disciples who make disciples. Shawn serves as Sonlife's Heartland Regional Director. Extreme Encounters and Sonlife have partnered to make a greater impact together.