C.S. Lewis wrote, “Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.” Our featured guest has experienced the reality of that. He is also one who’s heart is to help others connect in their love for Jesus.
Pastor Sheldon Lacsina is the Senior Pastor of New Hope Hilo. He and his wife Heidi began attending New Hope in 1990. Shortly after, they started serving in the youth ministry together. While serving in the youth ministry, New Hope’s former Senior Pastor Alex Pacheco recognized their faithfulness and love for the youth and children. He encouraged Pastor Sheldon to get his pastor’s license. As they served in the youth ministry, Pastor Alex began an 8 year transition moving Pastor Sheldon and Heidi into the role of Senior Pastor. Pastor Sheldon’s heart is to connect every generation in their love for Jesus. As he instills hope in the dreams of our younger generations, he recognizes the value of our kupuna (seniors) and their wisdom needed to guide our future leaders. He enjoys paddle boarding and is a very gifted and talented artist. Heidi is a small business owner creating unique country-chic gifts and crafts. Pastor Sheldon and Heidi have two sons: Justin and Jordan. They are the proud grandparents of Jayden and Landen from their older son Justin and his wife, Lorraine.