Adopted at birth, Shane had to deal early in life with the issues of rejection and anger toward a biological father who abandoned him and a biological mother who gave him away. Raised in church by a loving couple who adopted him, he found the love and acceptance of Christ and encountered that full reality as a teenager.
Shane was called into the ministry at a youth rally at the age of fifteen and has never turned back. After high school, he moved to Arizona to attend Master’s Commission at Phoenix First Assembly of God. From there, Shane continued his ministerial studies through Global University School of the Bible. He served as youth pastor in the Bronx, New York; Alton, Illinois; and Youngstown, Ohio as well as working in inner-city ministry in Louisville, Kentucky.
After 12 years in youth ministry, Shane transitioned into the role of a lead pastor. He served in Steubenville, Ohio before moving to Capital City Church in 2008. He met his wife, Elena at a youth workers’ conference in Kentucky. They married in September of 1995 and have been partners in ministry ever since.
Shane and Elena have two wonderful daughters who are constant reminders of the love and grace of God: Kiersten and Breanna.
Elena was adopted when she was 10 months old. Raised by a wonderful Christian couple, Elena grew up going to church, but did not surrender to the reality of God until she was 18 years old. She immediately got involved in the music ministry at her hometown church in Frankfort, Kentucky. Elena plays the piano and bass guitar. She graduated from nursing school in June 1995. Elena met her husband, Shane, at a youth workers conference in Kentucky and they married in September of 1995. Shane and Elena have two beautiful daughters, Kiersten and Breanna.
Elena just published her first Christian novel,The Key To Her Heart, and is working on her second novel. She works full time as a nurse consultant, she loves to cook and has a catering business. Elena enjoys sitting in front of the fireplace with a good book and a cup of coffee. Her passion is cooking; she loves to feed people good food and host parties. She aspires to win the Hostess with the Mostess award.
Above all, Elena loves God, her family and people. She loves sharing God’s Word with fellow Christians, and those who have yet to meet Him.
CapCity Kidz Director
Priscilla was born into a southern Christian family and grew up in the heat and humidity of Central Florida. A homeschool kid, she left the comfort and heat of home to pursue her bachelor’s degree in Children’s Ministry at the University of Valley Forge, in the lovely east Pennsylvania weather. From there she went on to earn her Master’s in Theatre from Regent University. After spending almost four years on staff at a church in West PA as the children’s pastor, God called her to move further west into the Central Ohio area. Though she misses the Florida sunshine dearly, she is enjoying the depth of community and breadth of life here in Columbus.
She is a theatre geek, video game binging, bookworm, coffee snob, sushi loving, kid at heart and extremely excited to be a part of the Capital City Church team.