About The Founders

About The Founders of TPP Ministry

Don and Shannon Schaupp

The Founders

In 1970 a neighbor couple, prompted by their daughter’s concern (the Schaupps are a neat couple but they need Jesus real bad), loved us into the Kingdom and an “on fire” relationship with Jesus.

Shannon

With hearts desiring and devoted to being used for the building of God's kingdom, Don and Shannon now look back and see that God has indeed used them to prepare this place known as The Potter's Place, where His children can pull away and spend time alone with Him.

Don grew up in the Catskill Mountains of New York and spent ten years working in the resort hotels located there. Next came 22 years in the US Air Force followed by 21 years as a professor at Southern Wesleyan University. Don’s giftings abound in hospitality, a love for others, and a passion for others to know and experience the fullness of God and His boundless Love.

Shannon grew up in San Antonio, Texas under the shadow of a WWII fighter ace - Tex Hill and a highly successful real estate broker - Mazie Hill. Shannon’s highest calling has been and is to raise a family to know and be devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ and point others to Him. Along the way her giftings were evident in art, evangelism, Bible teaching, and mentoring.

The Father’s greatest gift to Don and Shannon is, without saying, salvation and eternal life, but they believe next in line has been, and is, the gift of teachability. They continually hunger to know God better and "to allow the Holy Spirit to use us for His glory."

We met on a blind date, in San Antonio in August 1968 and were married in September 1968. Our 50 years of marriage can only be described as God’s Amazing Grace. Broken, lost clay pots, rescued and redeemed by the nail scarred hands of The Potter. We have four sons and ten grandchildren.

When we met we knew about God but were not walking with Him. In 1970 a neighbor couple, prompted by their daughter’s concern (the Schaupps are a neat couple but they need Jesus real bad), loved us into the Kingdom and an “on fire” relationship with Jesus. The road has been bumpy, but because of God’s Faithfulness we walk each day desiring the Father to pour us out for the building of His Kingdom until He takes us home.