Rev. Dr. Shane Copeland, Pastor
Shane planted St. George’s in 2008 in downtown Phoenix. He met Jesus in early childhood, and felt called to the ministry in 5th Grade during the annual Missions Conference at Bethany Bible Church. After spending four years in the Marines he pursued this call in college and seminary. He began pastoral ministry in non-denominational churches. God eventually led him to the Anglican Church via some influential Anglican authors/pastors: C.S. Lewis, John Stott and J.I. Packer. He was ordained in the Anglican Church of Rwanda as a Deacon in 2007 and a Presbyter in 2008. Shane also currently teaches at Grand Canyon University as an adjunct faculty.
He has been married to Kristine since 1993 and they have two adult children: Cody and Rachel. Teaching runs in the family as Kristine is a retired elementary teacher, Cody teaches high school history and is married to Johnna, an elementary school teacher, and Rachel is getting her teaching degree as well! The whole family are Arizona natives. In his free time Shane loves to read (especially history), drink good coffee, watch the Arizona Diamondbacks, and tries to get out in the wilderness as much as possible hiking, camping and hunting.