Shandon is originally from Charleston, SC, and moved to Dallas after receiving her Biology and Chemistry degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead to work at UT Southwestern as a heart failure research assistant. When Shandon came across FUMCR's modern worship community in 2014 while searching for a church home, she enjoyed its come-as-you-are, non-judgemental, warm atmosphere and served as a greeter shortly after a few visits. In 2016, Shandon joined as a staff member at First United Methodist Church Richardson and she is excited to bring her energy into the welcoming atmosphere that drew her from the start.
Shandon enjoys spending time with her husband, Shane, and her fur babies, Jax (a rottweiler) and Doug (a tabby cat). She is a self-proclaimed science nerd that loves to dance (sometimes sing) and meet new friends both inside and outside of the church walls.