Deacon begins new role as full-time Executive Director of Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation

Catholic Saskatoon News

Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools Foundation recently announced that Fr. Deacon Shawn Panio joined the Foundation on Sept. 3, 2019 as full-time Executive Director/Director of Development.

Shawn comes to the GSCS Foundation with extensive education and work experience in business, counselling, advancement, Catholic ministry and Catholic education.

Shawn and his wife Sandra were born and raised in Saskatchewan then moved to Ontario for career opportunities. Shawn and his family are excited to return to their Saskatchewan roots.

Shawn Panio is a Bi-Ritual Deacon within the Roman Catholic and Ukrainian Catholic churches. He has a degree in business, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. He has completed diplomas in psychology, counselling and therapy-related areas. He has a diploma in Theology and is completing his Master’s of Divinity.

Shawn has worked in senior leadership roles in the banking and financial industry for many years and has worked for several non-profit organizations in advancement and executive leadership roles. Most recently Shawn worked in the Ontario Catholic School system as a School Chaplain.

Shawn says he is thrilled to bring his wealth of experience and his love of the Catholic faith and Catholic education to this position of leadership at the Foundation.