Amy Shores grew up in Haughton, Louisiana where she graduated from Haughton High School and went on to earn a BA in Elementary Education from Louisiana College and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She has served in the ministry/church/non-profit world since then, working for Habitat for Humanity, serving as the Director of Pastoral Care at Methodist Family Health, and various campus and church-based youth ministries. She currently serves as the Wesley Foundation Director at the University of Central Arkansas, as a staff member at FUMC Conway. Amy has a Volunteer Management Certificate from UALR, is Certified Trainer in both Youth and Teen Mental Health First Aid, and is currently working to earn a Spiritual Direction Certificate from SMU.
Amy is married to Sam and has a step-daughter named Elizabeth (and an English Mastiff named Freya.) Amy and Sam are active at church, where they serve in the youth and college ministries. Amy also volunteers with Ozark Mission Project, the Arkansas Conference Council on Youth Ministries, and is on the Board of Directors for The Mayfly Project. In her free time, Amy enjoys kayaking, being outdoors, crafting, baking, reading, and is a huge board-game fanatic!
Amy co-teaches Developmental Stages as part of the Ministry with Children, Ministry with Youth, and Faith Formation specializations.