Our family vision:
As a family, we seek to abide in Jesus and display His character to all the world.
Luke was born in Ohio and grew up in California, Arizona, and Virginia. High school highlights were playing shooting guard in basketball (go Spirit!) and playing in a local band called inPursuit. He went to James Madison University where he majored in Digital Video and Spanish, although his Dad says he majored in InterVarsity (especially Candirú and K2), which commanded the majority of his time.
After college Luke spent a year back home working as a part-time bank teller and interning at his church. He spent a month in East Africa and was planning on returning in the fall of 2011 until he met the lovely Hannah Rayes at a 2-week intensive training for people who want to love and bless people around the world and invite them to follow Jesus.
Hannah was born in California and moved to Arizona at age five. She went to the Art Institute of Phoenix and earned a degree in Graphic Design. After spending some time in Flagstaff, she moved back to Phoenix and worked as a Graphic Designer at Universal Technical Institute. She traveled to Uganda and Egypt and caught a vision for serving the Lord overseas. She went to the training planning on heading overseas as a single until she met Luke.
Two months later they were dating and Luke was moving to Arizona, a month after that they were engaged, and on March 3, 2012, they were married and “Team Showgrin” was formed! Please watch their 2 minute recap of the wedding!
On February 3, 2014, Team Showgrin welcomed their newest family member into the world, Layla Hope Sjogren! She loves to grunt, army crawl, and get into lots of things that she shouldn’t be getting into at this age.
Currently Luke is working in Arizona as the Director of Short-Term for a sending organization dedicated to loving and blessing Muslims around the world and inviting them to follow Jesus.
Check out a visual history of their lives, including a rap.