Shelly was born and raised in Phenix City, AL. She is married to a Phenix City firefighter and is the proud mother to two little boys, Bryce and Brady. 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 Troy University. She is a singer/songwriter and loves to lead worship and play the guitar. She has played softball her whole life and enjoys encouraging women to be more confident through her church softball team. Her desire is to be useful and obedient to whatever God calls her to.