Shelly Was born in Michigan City, Indiana. She spent her primary school age in Christian schools and homeschool and felt led to attend Baptist Bible College in 1998. Though she planned to be a single missionary to Africa, God changed her plans when she met James.
Together they knew that they were called to go into ministry together. Shelly is a bit of a geek, a bit of a tomboy, and never felt like she really connected with other women in her youth. God has shown her that He can use anyone to connect people's hearts to His regardless of what they feel about themselves. Now she loves to listen to and counsel with other women to point them to Christ!
She is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in nursing through Valaparaiso University.