Rev. Shirley J. Connally is a teacher/counselor/minister with a B.A. (English/French), M.Ed. (Counseling & Guidance), M.Div. (Theology), and additional studies toward a doctoral degree. She retired from public education with 36 years’ experience as an English teacher and/or secondary counselor.
Shirley was ordained after completing seminary while an associate with three Baptist pastors, then served as pastor in the United Methodist Church. Although most of her training and service as an adult has been in the UMC her childhood years were spent divided between three denominations (Methodist, Baptist and Catholic).
She has offered courses in Christian care and counseling and Bible studies for children, teens, young adults, middle adults and senior adults, as well as courses on God’s purpose for the family and prayer retreats.