Shelly was born and raised in Phenix City, AL. She is married to a Phenix City firefighter and is the proud mother to her little boy, Bryce. Shelly gained a love for missions and the Spanish language after her first trip to Ecuador which was followed by 3 more to Sucua. She is currently finishing her B.A. in Elementary Education at Auburn University. She is a singer/songwriter and loves to lead worship and play the guitar. Softball is also a very important hobby. Her desire is to be useful and obedient to whatever God calls her to.