Shelley is a Twin Cities native and a graduate of Wheaton College and Bethel Seminary, where she majored in Children and Family Ministries. She has over fifteen years of children’s ministry experience. In her free time, Shelley enjoys reading books and playing with her daughter Greta, spending time with her husband Matt, and enjoying time with her extended family (especially her 3 sweet nieces). Shelley and Matt enjoy many outdoor activities including cross-country skiing, running, biking, hiking, swimming, and playing pickleball. She enjoys athletic challenges and has competed in 13 triathlons. Shelley and her family live near Lake Nokomis.