As Eastern US Director, Shaun Dean’s objective is to ensure that every Standing Stone Shepherd in his sphere of care is seen, known and nurtured. Shaun has worked to make that a reality by implementing a robust shepherd training process and gathering shepherds into cohort groups. As God shapes the Standing Stone culture into a “family of teams,” each of our shepherds will be fully equipped and better positioned to care for His chosen leaders.  

After being called by God to step out of a growing career in the business world, Shaun served in frontline ministry and counseling for over a decade. He saw and personally experienced the burnout, unrealistic expectations and struggles that came with vocational ministry. He served as a church planter, in campus evangelism and discipleship, and in various roles in Biblical counseling, including addiction and mental health. Shaun holds a Master of Divinity with emphases in the Pastorate and Great Commission, and continues his enjoyment of personal study. The LORD has formed a shepherd’s heart in Shaun, evidenced by his deep and abiding passion to care for those who are hurting.  

Shaun and his beautiful bride, Lesley, have been married since 2009, and are grateful parents of three young children. His hobbies include reading, journaling, coaching & athletics, and watching football, and he is happiest with his family doing anything outdoors.