Michelle grew up in Magnolia, Arkansas, and graduated from Louisiana Tech University as an English education major. After following her husband Andy to his hometown of Shreveport, where she taught for many years as an English teacher at Byrd High, Michelle was blessed with the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom to their precious daughters Madeline and Mary for sixteen years. During those years she served in many leadership roles in the Shreveport community, her daughters’ schools, and at FUMC. She now sees those volunteer opportunities as training grounds for the work God has put before her as the Local Missions Director at First Methodist. Our local missions program exists to care for people in a transformational way, and with the incredible people, facilities, and financial resources FUMC has been blessed to use, Michelle looks forward to our future as a serving church, loving on God’s people together!