Shirley challenges women as she mentors and leads retreats.
"It gives me great joy and satisfaction to watch women step out of their comfort zones and step up to the plate for God," she says.
When two younger women asked Shirley to mentor them, they went from discussing Christian books to developing a women's retreat. Now, the trio speaks 20 times a year and has written a devotional book.
Shirley says Evangelical gave her a firm foundation on which to build her ministry and practical techniques for teaching and speaking.