Assistant Director, Welcoming
Shandon is an avid member of the Access community. She 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 Access in 2014 while searching for a church home, she enjoyed its come-as-you-are, non-judgemental, warm atmosphere and served as an Access 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 of Access that drew her from the start.
Shandon enjoys spending time with her husband, Shane, and her fur babies, Jax (a rottweiler puppy) 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.