Shelly is a dynamic, inspiring, and motivating keynote and workshop speaker who raises belonging and inclusion in faith communities to a place of possibilities and action. Her passion for teaching faith-based organizations how to support people with disabilities and mental health conditions, and those who love them, is fueled by her own experiences, both as a parent and a professional.
Everyone wants to belong—in their community at large and especially their faith-based community. Nearly 20
From Longing to Belonging—A Practical Guide to Including People with Disabilities and Mental Health Conditions in Your Faith Community is based on Shelly Christensen’s experiences as a leader in the growing field of faith-based inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions, and her work with congregations and other faith-based organizations. It’s practical, inspirational, and above all else, helps faith-based organizations embrace authentic belonging and inclusion for all people.