Shannon Marion

Executive Vice President, Development
Chief Development Officer

Shannon Marion became InterVarsity’s Executive Vice President of Development in 2023. He met InterVarsity during his freshman year at Northwestern University. After graduating, Shannon became a campus staff minister, planting and growing InterVarsity chapters in the Chicago area. In his 27 years of field leadership, Shannon served as an Area Director in Chicago, a Divisional Director for Northern Illinois, a Regional Director for Great Lakes West, and a National Field Director for the Upper Midwest.

As a field leader, Shannon was heavily involved in training, mentoring, and encouraging staff in fund development. It was natural for him to transition into full-time development work as the Vice President of Annual Giving in 2017. Since then, chapter account giving increased 68% and average staff funding increased 20%.

Shannon and his wife, Kriss, met as undergraduates in InterVarsity. They have been married for 35 years and have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. They live on a small farm in rural Wisconsin. Shannon holds a B.A in Integrated Science from Northwestern University.