Baccalaureate Speaker 2015


Marshall Shelley

Marshall Shelley is editor of Leadership Journal, a publication of Christianity Today. Shelley studied journalism at Bethel University and received a Master of Divinity in theology and a Doctor of Divinity from Denver Seminary, where he also serves as a board member. He has also studied at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Wheaton College Graduate School, served on the board of the American Tract Society, and held pastoral staff positions in his hometown of Denver, Colorado.

Marshall joined Leadership Journal 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, the general editor of The Quest Study Bible, the coauthor 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?

Raised in Colorado loving mountains, 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 four of the best grandchildren ever (Emilia, Grey, Susie, and Chase).