Pastor Donna Shaw is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. However, Donna spent most of her childhood in Tampa, Florida, and Houston, Texas, where she trained as a competitive gymnast. Throughout her years competing in gymnastics, Donna won the National Title in Toledo, Ohio, in 1992 and the AAU Junior Olympics in Rochester, Minnesota, shortly thereafter. Donna graduated in 1999 from Westfield High School in Houston, Texas. While working on completion of her undergraduate degree, Donna worked in the surgical department at Brackenridge Hospital in Austin, Texas. She completed her undergraduate studies at Liberty University where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies. She completed her Master of Arts in Ministry Practice from the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2013.
Donna has served in many capacities of Church work and faith development. She served as the Program Ministries Director for St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in San Antonio, Texas, and later as an Associate-Student Pastor at Highland Lakes United Methodist Church in Buchanan Dam, Texas. She has also served as Senior Pastor of Cherokee United Methodist Church, Valley Spring United Methodist Church and Grace United Methodist Church. Donna went on to form Weakday Ministries, NP where she has served as the Executive Director since 2016. Donna is skilled in organizational development and structure. She has served as the Chief Operations Officer of Shaw Pain Clinic since shortly after its founding in December 2019.
Pastor Donna is married and has two children, Kade and Kayla. Her husband, Kaleb, works as a physician and CEO of Shaw Pain Clinic in Marble Falls, Texas. Donna loves spending time with her family. She also loves caring for and rescuing animals. Her favorite scripture verse is Ephesians 3:20, “Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine” because she has repeatedly witnessed God’s love and grace working, not only in her life, but in others as well.”