Shannon Jillson

Position: Athletic Administrative Assistant

Education: BS in Accounting, College of Charleston

Years Experience: 14

What is your favorite Bible verse and why? 
Psalm 4:23 is my favorite because I know that if I focus on having my heart right with God, what flows from me will be from Him. I have peace knowing that He is in control if I just guard my heart through his Word and time with Him.

Where did you grow up, and where have you lived?
I grew up in Gaffney, SC. I’ve also lived in Charleston, SC; Summerville, SC; and Greenville, SC.

What do you love about serving at MRCA? 
Knowing that I am serving Christ! I love knowing that as I serve here, MRCA is making an eternal difference in the lives of the students!

Besides Jesus, who is the person you would most want to meet? 
I would like to meet Queen Esther. Her story has always amazed me!

What are your hobbies?
I enjoy reading, playing board games, traveling, and kayaking – all with my family!

What was the best vacation you ever took and why?
The best vacation I have ever taken was probably the first time my husband and I took our children to Disney World. My daughter was 3 1/2 years old, and my son was 6 months old. The excitement they had just can’t be explained! We enjoyed every second of that trip!

What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?
I spend a lot of weekends watching my son play soccer and/or my daughter swim! I enjoy watching them work hard to reach their goals!

Which Bible story has grown your faith the most?
In Matthew 14:22-23, Jesus calls Peter out to walk on the water. Peter does until he shifts his focus from Jesus to the wind. He loses his focus on Jesus, becomes afraid, and starts to sink. Jesus asks him why he doubts… Wow! This story still speaks to me after so many years. We need to keep our focus on Jesus in this world full of troubles. We should never shift our focus to the troubles or our fears! He is always by our side to lead us. We just need to focus on Him and trust Him!