About Shelli

Welcome to Pursuing Purpose!


My life is steeped in ministry, motherhood, connection, creativity, and passionate faith. The course of my life has taken many turns, bringing me to the path that I’m on today and weaving together the story of me. As we journey through life using God’s word as our guide, I hope you’ll to get to know me better here. I hope you’ll be encouraged in your faith and that you’ll laugh as I share some of the more intriguing stories that make me…me!

My purpose for blogging is to connect with you, and encourage you, as you connect with God. I want you to be drawn to a real and lasting relationship with Him that brings richness to your faith. I hope to provide direction that encourages you in a closer walk with Him.

Currently, life has me firmly planted in Northern Arizona. I recently left my full time job to pursue avenues that I feel strongly that God is calling me to! I have the joy and priveledge to be the Senior Director of a minisrty called Thrive! (see the post from November 16, 2020 on this blog). I enjoy paper crafting, and hiking (like a lot!). I am “Mima” (or grandma) to four super cute little people. And I am blessed with a fabulous marriage of 37 years to my handsome hubby! We do life and ministry together, and it is a joy to my heart!

I hope to take my years of experience in faith and ministry, and to put them to use for His glory. Join me here as we journey together and pursue purpose in Him!

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