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Shari is the author of Walking in Faith: Stories of Hope and Encouragement for the Workplace (WestBow Press, 2011). She speaks to audiences of all sizes and has spoken at events such as the Minnesota Prayer Breakfast, Northwestern College Day Set-Apart for Women Conference, and CBMC’s Strategic Summit for Kingdom Business Leaders at Grace Church, Eden Prairie.

Authentic, passionate, inspiring,and encouragingare words consistently used to describe Shari’s. Shari’s background in Corporate Human Resources at Medtronic, a Minneapolis Fortune 500 medical device manufacturer, in Global Leadership, and Talent Development gives Shari a breadth of expertise to draw from. Shari’s GE Master Change Manager training, consulting and facilitation skills complement her training experience. Shari is a certified coach, trainer and speaker under the John Maxwell Program. Shari is a co-founder of the Minnesota Leadership Center and a Toastmaster Competent Communicator.

On the leadership team of the Medtronic Christian Employee Resource Group for thirteen years, she has held various positions including Chairperson. She had an opportunity to play a key role in start-up and expansion. Shari served as Program Manager for Marketplace Ministries, interacting with the Twin Cities community helping to start Christian employee groups and has consulted in successful launches in corporations such as Target and Blue Cross Blue Shield.

Shari is a credentialed Assemblies of God Reverend, currently serving as Pastor of Community and Connection at Abundant Life Church in Blaine, MN and a hospice chaplain for Olive Grove Hospice. Shari is a retired Marketplace Chaplain with Marketplace Chaplains, USA, and a part of the Made to Flourish pastor’s network in the Twin Cities.

Shari writes passionately about bringing her faith to work. She has written for Work Place Influence, KTIS Faith Radio, and Bridging the Gap Women’s Ministries.

She has been featured in articles in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal and the Minnesota Christian Examiner. She has been on national radio programs coast to coast, from Sacramento to Albany and in the Twin Cities. 

Walking in Faith is a required reading for MBA students in Bethel University, Saint Paul, MN, Strategic Leadership Program.

Shari holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and an Associate of Arts in Bible Theology from University of Northwestern, Roseville, MN.

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