This post was originally posted at YouthSpecialties.com.

The full name is “Shawn Michael Shoup”, but it’s not pronounced “Shoop”; it is pronounced “Shop”. That’s why it’s just easier to go by Shawn Michael on the Interweb. Makes everyone happy — including me!

I’m a new guy to the YS blog and was asked to make introduction so…


I’m a little nervous, so please be nice to me. First “real” post coming soon.

Shawn Michael

Husband, father, musician, pastor, Internet junkie, and Foursquare District NextGen Rep for the Gateway District