Growing up in Knoxville, Tennessee, Shelby has always loved student ministry, actively participating in his youth group at West End Church of Christ, and now having served almost ten years in full time student ministry, including three and a half years at Westwood in McMinnville, and Twickenham in Huntsville. Shelby married his wife, Jessi, in 2008. They are parents to three sweet (and rowdy) children, including two girls, Ezra Kate and Eli Reese, and one boy, Knox. He enjoys and puts up with the Tennessee Volunteers and Detroit Tigers. He loves to fish and play golf, as well as dabble in just about any other competitive sport, but his favorite moments are the ones he gets to spend with his family on their many adventures. Despite his brokenness, Shelby strives to show students the love of Jesus and give them the opportunity to grow deeper into a relationship with the Lord.