Shaynor grew up in Dallas and graduated with a B.S. in Biology from Baylor University, where he worked with homeless men and at-risk teens for an inner-city ministry. He was also a Hall Director at Baylor, and then the European coordinatinor for a tour company; leading tours in Western Europe. After earning his MDiv. at Truett Theological Seminary, Shaynor spent 12 years in campus ministry with Reformed University Fellowship at New Mexico State and Baylor Universities. He and his wife, Heather (B.A. & M.S. in Economics at Baylor), and their two kids, Jonathan (16) and Violet (6) moved to Eugene in December 2013. They love the beauty and friendliness of Eugene. Shaynor enjoys rock climbing, fishing, archery, reading, an occasional fine cigar, and a good nap. He's also a big fan of music; The Avett Brothers, Arcade Fire, Johnny Cash, U2, Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Sturgill Simpson, and Sufjan Stevens, to name a few, along with Journey and other 80's favorites. He and the family are big fans of all things Baylor and Dallas sports, and are already outfitted with Ducks gear.