Shirley joined us at FBCS in May 2017 as the Interim Children’s Minister. She came to know our Lord and Savior as my personal Savior in May of 1986. Her passion for children is only surpassed by my desire to serve our Lord. God is always in control and this position was an answer to prayers and couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. She said, “I felt the Holy Spirits call and am so excited to be a part of the team of FBC Sherwood.”
She received a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1994 and Masters in Curriculum and Instruction in 2006, both from Wichita State University. She has taught Kindergarten through 8th grade for the Wichita Public School System for 20 years before following her husband, Stan, to Sherwood for a job with Falcon Jet in 2015.
Shirley and Stan met while training to teach AWANA at Grace Baptist Church in Wichita, Kansas. They have two grown children; son Joshua is an elementary school teacher in West Palm Beach, Florida. He will marry his college sweetheart in July of 2018. Their daughter Kassandra is an area manager with Enterprise Car Systems and lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband Matthew.
Here at home they have four rescue dogs: Brownie, Mercy, Maggie, and Scarlett.