New Communication Director: Shannon Martin
After serving the conference for 5 years as Communication Director, Paula Arnold is retiring on June 15, 2017. Bishop Scott Jones has selected Shannon Martin as the new director beginning June 5th. Shannon was the communications director for the conference from 1995 to 2000. At that time, she resigned to be a stay-at-home mom. She did however, stay active in her local church. She was part of a new church plant that has grown into Faithbridge UMC in Spring, Texas. As is often the case in church plants, Shannon was part of a lay member team that acted as volunteer church staff for the first year. The success of Faithbridge is known throughout the conference as one of our most vital, growing congregations.
Shannon has taught a course title “Don’t Panic, It’s Just the Media” to seminaries, and other non-profit organizations. She has also offered her talents to numerous entities including Providence Classical School and National Charity League. Shannon is a semi-professional photographer as well as public relations and marketing professional.
She lives in Spring, Texas with her husband David, daughter, Zoe, (18) and son, Wyatt (16). Shannon shares, "I am delighted to be returning to the Texas Conference and look forward to helping our conference and churches tell its story through every Communications means possible."