Shannon (Madsen) Johnson

VP for Advancement

  • With a background in counseling and full-time ministry, Shannon Johnson, Corban’s Senior Development Officer, is passionate about changing outcomes for youths.
  • Since her early years as a follower of Jesus, Johnson felt called to building relationships with people to share the Gospel. She spent the first 12 years of her career in full-time ministry, first with the Navigators (NavYouth) and then with Young Life. She then obtained her Masters in Counseling and practiced counseling in a community mental health agency for several years, primarily working with youth in psychiatric crisis and/or those with dual-diagnosis.
  • During her time working with young people, Johnson constantly saw the importance of education to unlock opportunities for the future. In 2013, she began her professional journey in Christian higher education and the work of fundraising. Fundraising for Christ-centered universities has married many of her passions: sharing the Gospel, building relationships, and giving people access to education.
  • Johnson met her husband, Michael, in 2013, and they are the proud parents of three active and gregarious children. Michael works in IT, and coaches youth sports. Together they enjoy living their faith in practical ways serving the students and families they connect with through Michael’s coaching opportunities.