Baccalaureate Speaker 2015
Marshall Shelley is editor-in-chief of Leadership Journal and editorial vice president of Christianity Today International (CTI). Shelley studied journalism at Bethel University and earned a Master of Divinity in theology from Denver Seminary where he subsequently served as a board member for nearly a decade. He has also studied at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Wheaton College Graduate School, served as a board member for the American Tract Society, and held pastoral staff positions in his hometown of Denver, Colorado.
Marshall joined CTI after developing his journalistic skills at David C. Cook Publishing Company and The Denver Post. He is the author of several books including Well-Intentioned Dragons, several volumes in the Fresh Ideas series, the Library of Leadership Development, and the Library of Christian Leadership. He is co-author with Harold Myra of The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham, and co-author with his father, church historian Bruce Shelley, of The Consumer Church: Can Evangelicals Win the World Without Losing Their Soul? He also served as general editor of The Quest Study Bible.
Raised in Colorado, he now lives in "topographically challenged" Chicagoland but still roots for his beloved Denver Broncos. He enjoys sports, travel, and history. He and his wife, Susan, have five much-loved children (Stacey, Kelsey, Mandy, Toby, and Bayly), two sons-in-law (Will and Anthony) of whom they are very proud, and three of the best grandchildren ever (Emilia, Grey, and Susie).