Having graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1991 with a Bachelor of Education (Elementary), Shirley taught school for a short time before responding to the call to ministry. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Queen's College, St. John's, NL, in 1996, was ordained a Deacon on August 18, 1996 and ordained a Priest on June 11, 1997.
Shirley has been the rector of the Anglican Parish of Woostock since April 1, 2012, having moved from her birth province of Newfoundland, and has felt at home in Woodstock from day one, thanks to the warmth and hospitality of the faithful people of this church family! She brings with her a teaching background, a love of music and a passion for ministering to God's people.
She is happily married to Armin and has a step-daugther and son-in-law and two beautiful granddaugthers!
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11