Chemistry & Submarines: An Interview with Shawn Curtis

August 22, 2017

Today, we are departing from our usual discussion of church and world events to conclude our three-part interview series. Next week we’ll be back to talk about some of the important current events that have taken place in the past couple of weeks. We hope you enjoy getting to know more about Shawn’s work in the Navy as a submarine officer.

Shawn begins by sharing why he decided to enlist in the Navy instead of pursuing a traditional college education. He also tells the story of how he ended up in Nuclear Power School. Providentially, a couple of years into his training, he was offered a chance to become an officer through a commissioning program and spent 3 years earning a Chemistry degree at Auburn University while on active duty.

Shawn talks about some of the challenges and opportunities that came with being in the military. He shares some of the ways he was able to disciple and encourage people during his time in college and his time on the submarine. He also talks about why he left the Navy and how his leadership and teaching experiences have transferred to business and church eldership.


Chemistry & Submarines: An Interview with Shawn Curtis | Episode 50 | CongreGate Podcast

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Links and Recommendations:

An episode of Mighty Ships that was filmed while Shawn was onboard the USS Kentucky!


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