communicating a message of hope to people in a fresh and unique way.


Journey Of Hope Canada is an independent outreach ministry, led by Sheldon Penner, that focuses on bridging the gap between communities and people with disabilities.


To give hope where it seems there is none, and help people overcome life’s hurts and challenges with God’s help.


  • Partner with churches, youth groups and high schools to share God's story of grace.
  • Provide an understanding of disabilities, and show practical steps for how to handle them.
  • Show people how they can find hope, and overcome their hurts and struggles. 


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Sheldon is a lifelong cerebral palsy survivor, having contracted the condition during a crisis that followed soon after his birth. Though he has lost his ability to speak, he doesn’t let his disability keep him down or stop him from communicating.

Meet Sheldon


I am Sheldon Penner A.K.A. Shelldog. Let me share what caused my disability. I was born a healthy child, however, two or three days later I stopped breathing for an unknown reason. That event caused some brain damage, so I have cerebral palsy which limits my speech. Life has since been a roller coaster with a lot of highs and lows. With the help of technology such as laptops, my smart phone and projection programs, I want to communicate a message of hope in an honest and real way. I want to show people how they can overcome their own struggles.

My dream is that people will become more comfortable being around the disabled and learn how they can benefit by including people with disabilities. My biggest hope is that I can inspire people with disabilities to live their life without being held down.


He speaks with passion, love, and humour


Sheldon offers a variety of presentations that are available to suit the audiences to which he presents. 

What To Expect

  • Sheldon speaks with a great sense of humour and an honest, open approach to his story.
  • He communicates his message clearly through PowerPoint, body language and his outgoing spirit.


Sheldon has a Bible diploma from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, TX (1999) and a B.Sc. from Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, TX (2004).


Let's Partner Together to overcome challenges and spread hope


Contact Sheldon

The best way to reach Sheldon is by email. Please fill out this form and he will contact you as soon as possible.


Mailing Address
187 Suncrest Way SE
Calgary, AB T2X 2G1

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