As co-creator of a national abstinence and relationship curriculum called WAIT Training (Why Am I Tempted), Shelly has taught hundreds of thousands of young people, parents and teachers in 48 states and 7 foreign countries over the past 20 years. Shelly was a celebrated Health Education and PE teacher for 19 years; coaching volleyball, basketball, and track & field. Shelly has been named “Teacher of the Year,” “Coach of the Year,” and is invited to speak at Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies and national conferences. She received a Colorado Governor’s Award and has been named to “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.”
Shelly also served as the Abstinence Education Director on the staff of the Weld County Health Department from 2000-2005. During her tenure there, she provided training to schools, churches, youth-service agencies, and medical providers that resulted in a 25% drop in teen fertility over five years. Shelly has two adult children and is a grandmother to three. She is active in the SOZO and Healing Prayer ministries at Resurrection Fellowship Church in Loveland, CO; plays competitive USTA tennis and lives in Eaton, CO.
Passionately committed to Jesus Christ as the ultimate answer, and standing 6’3” tall, Shelly now calls her outreach to teens and parents, “TALL Truth!” We’re praying that the Lord will use her once again, for those attending to make healthy choices to raise the bar of sexual self-control!