Staff Directory

Shawn Reeves

Director of Religious Education

Shawn Reeves directs the religious education offerings at St. John's Catholic Newman Center, including leading the RCIA program as well as other special events designed to help guide the intellectual and faith formation of the Catholic Illini community. Shawn also maintains the sacramental records on behalf of the numerous sacraments of Confirmation, Baptism, Communion, and Holy Matrimony.


Ask me about:

  1. The beauty, tradition, doctrine, catechism, and history of the Catholic faith
  2. Becoming Catholic or preparing to receive the sacraments of initiation
  3. The different styles of Kung Fu I have studied

The best part of my job: Accompanying people in their personal journeys of discovery and transformation, especially growth in prayer and understanding themselves in relation to God

When I'm not at work, you'll find me: Watching the latest Star Wars or Marvel series with my kids