Born in Pennsylvania, Shirley was raised in Niagara Falls, New York. She moved to Pensacola in 1956 and, with the exception of residing for a few years in Mobile and then in Tallahassee, has been here ever since. During her entire 10 years in Tallahassee, she was employed at Trinity United Methodist Church as Church Secretary and Membership Secretary as well as Secretary to the Senior Minister. She joined Cokesbury in 1999. She brought approximately forty years of professional secretarial experience to her position at Cokesbury when she joined our staff in 2000. Her four children all reside in the Pensacola area as do four of her six grandchildren along with six of her nine great-grandchildren .