Eric is from Huntersville, North Carolina. Growing up, he was a true athlete and loved playing every sport he could. By the time Eric got to North Mecklenburg High School, he decided to choose one sport to excel at, and that was baseball. He played four years for North Meck and earned All Conference honors all four years. Eric's dedication to the game earned him a collegiate baseball scholarship at Pfeiffer University. Shoemaker played four years as an outfielder for the Falcons, where he earned conference player of the week, and first team all conference honors. Eric also played a summer season with the Asheboro Copperheads in the Coastal Plains League (CPL). With his accomplishments and talent on the field, Shoemaker drew interest from Major League scouts, receiving formal invitations from the San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, and Atlanta Braves. After graduating from Pfeiffer University, Eric continued his education and earned his Masters degree in Teaching from Liberty University. Before making the transition to Calvary, Eric was a first grade teacher at Ward Elementary School from 2016-2020.
Eric met his wife, Madison, at Pfeiffer University. Madison is also an athlete and played soccer all four years for the Falcons. Madison works as a nurse at Brenner Children's Hospital. Eric and Madi have two children, Kerith (5 year old girl) and Grady (2 year old boy). This family loves staying active and outside playing as much as possible. Eric and Madi both attend church at Calvary and Kerith is in Ms. Chase's kindergarten class! Eric cannot be more excited to work at Calvary and is excited for the future here!