Hey there. I’m Linnae. (that’s “Lyn-Nay” for those of you who are wondering how in the world to pronounce that)
I’ve been with Going Beyond Ministries since January ’09. I can’t believe it’s almost been a year already. I was first introduced to Jerry and Priscilla in September 2007 – at that time I was living in Nashville working for a financial planning firm. We have a mutual friend, Ellen Olford, who introduced us and the rest is really history. After about a year of talking and praying, God brought me to Dallas!
(left pic: this is my family – aren’t they great? i’m the one in the front, second from the left) (right pic: our newest addition, Allie Jewel)
I’m originally from Chicago, but grew up in Memphis. I do love me some Memphis bar-b-que! I went to college at Ole Miss – that’s the University of Mississippi for those of you who aren’t familiar. Oxford is one of my favorite places on earth to visit. I was actually just there to watch the Rebels play one of their best games vs UT. Go Rebels! If you’ve never been, you need to go and experience a football game, The Grove, and the shopping on the square. I was very involved on campus in my sorority, Delta Gamma, and also did a lot with Campus Crusade for Christ.
(my friends and I at the Ole Miss game this past weekend)
I graduated from Ole Miss in May 2007 with a Finance degree and moved to one my favorite places on earth – Nashville, TN. I’m so grateful for the time I spent in that city. And just when I thought things couldn’t get any better, God was so gracious to provide me with my dream job: working at Going Beyond Ministries.
I’m completely amazed that God would allow me to do such a thing. I get to work with the coolest people, be a part of what God is doing through this ministry, and it’s just flat out FUN. What do I do, you ask? That’s a great question. I’m still not really sure =) I do a little bit of everything around here. If you call in to the office, it’s me you’re talking to. If you order some resources in our bookstore, I’m the one who ships your package to you. If you are interested in having Priscilla speak at an event, I’m probably the one you’ll talk to. I get to travel, help coordinate the schedule and traveling, etc. etc. What you probably don’t know is that there is a man who runs everything around here, and his name is Jerry Shirer, Priscilla’s husband. Basically, whatever he tells me to do, I do =)
When I’m not working, you can find me at The Pearl Cup sipping on some coffee and reading a book. If I’m not there, I’m probably running at White Rock Lake or around Dallas somewhere. If I’m not doing either of those things, I’m probably hanging out with my friends. I love being here in Dallas!
(my brother and I right after the Chicago Marathon in October)
I’m so excited about this blog – that you all will have a chance to get to know Priscilla and our ministry better. Give us a call at the office and say hello. I’d love to hear from you!
Until next time . . . Linnae