Shannon McQueeney

Training Ground Coordinator

I was born in Columbia, Maryland but raised in Allen, Texas (Go Allen Eagles!). Growing up in a Christian home, I accepted Christ at an early age, but fell into a pattern of rule following and being morally “good”. I did all the right things, being =super involved in my church’s youth ministry, leading younger students in small groups, getting the “best grades”, anything that made me look and feel “good”. When I began college I was blessed with wonderful friends who pointed me to Christ as my Savior, rather than someone I could impress. My freshman year of college marked a clear shift in my relationship with the Lord because it became more about pursuing Him first, rather than following along with what I was “supposed” to do. I still struggle with sin daily but have the utmost confidence that the Lord knows, sees, and loves me, calling me HIS child.

I attended the University of Arkansas (Woo Pig!) where I discovered a love of coffee shops, the outdoors, and Spotify. I came to Fort Worth when I began a graduate program at UTA for my master’s in social work. I only knew a few people upon moving and those friends went to Watermark, so it seemed like the best logical choice as I was searching for a church here. The Lord has been so sweet in my time at Watermark. I got plugged into community, seeing truly how beneficial it is to live in authenticity among God’s people. I began serving in both Training Ground and On Your Mark, discipling and pointing kids to Christ. Upon graduating from graduate school, I worked as a school social worker at an elementary school in FWISD, loving and serving alongside a phenomenal group of kids and families. I never would have imagined being on staff at a church, but am so excited to have the privilege of continuing to love kids, families, and leaders. Some of my favorite things include: tacos, live music, sloths, quoting the Office and traveling to new places!