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Upon graduating college, Jessica took a position as a Youth Pastor for Highland Park United Methodist Church (HPUMC), where she served a two year school assignment. After becoming engaged to her now husband, Jessica started her career in oil and gas. In 2020, Jessica took a leap of faith and decided to make Head Above Water Midland a full time job. Jessica remains an active member at HPUMC Dallas and at her local church, First United Methodist Church of Midland. Jessica also participates in a Women’s Bible Study at First Presbyterian Church of Midland.

Jessica considers Head Above Water Midland her ministry and hopes to be a blessing to all of her client’s families. Jessica has a three-year-old son, Richard; and a one-year old daughter, Mary Catherine. Jessica is married to Matthew McCoy who was born and raised in Midland. 


When Jessica is not hosting lessons at her home, she enjoys playing tennis at Midland Country Club and traveling with her family.

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Head Above Water was created by Jessica McCoy, as a 16-year-old high school student living in Austin, simply to raise money to purchase tickets for the Austin City Limits Music Festival that year. 


Now, the company is in its second stage of development and has since been renamed as Head Above Water Midland. Jessica has grown the members only program to serve the Midland Community, giving back a large percentage of her total earnings to Midland nonprofits that exclusively provide support for children in need. 


Jessica was recruited by the University of Texas, Texas A&M, Rice, LSU, Purdue, Columbia, Yale and TCU, before committing to Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 2010. Jessica swam for SMU for three years before retiring to complete her two Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Literature and Sociology. Jessica also holds a Graduate Certificate from SMU Cox’s School of Business in Accounting and Finance.

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