Shawn Portell

Director of Music/Organist Ext. 3211

Shawn serves Webster Groves Presbyterian Church as Director of Music/Organist, giving direction to the Adult Chancel Choir, Ely Ringers and Contemporary Arts Ensemble for the Informal Worship Service.

Before coming to Webster Groves Presbyterian Church in 1995, Shawn served as Director of Music Ministries/Organist at the United Methodist Church in Seward, NE, and Choirmaster/Organist of Graystone Presbyterian Church in Indiana, PA. He is a native of Festus, MO, and has bachelor’s degrees in music education and music performance from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree in performance and sacred music from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

He serves on the Executive Committee of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and is a member of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians.

Shawn has three children, Joshua, Alexandra and Nicholas.

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