Shelia Evans-Simmons, M. Div.
I chose this career path because
I chose this career because it is based on my beliefs and my faith in God. I totally gave my life to God and answered the call to Ministry. In the past, I have worked in corporate and did well, but found great satisfaction and meaning working in a church. In order to fulfill my obligation as a minister, I was required to attend school to obtain a Master's of Divinity degree. While in school I was offered a position in my current church as a Business Manager, not long thereafter I was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.
I prepared for this career by
I received a Master's of Divinity.
The biggest challenge I've overcome
My biggest challenge professionally is not letting go, finding the time and on a personal level their isn't enough of me.
My greatest strength(s)
My greatest strengths is caring and loving people, being able to help them when they are in need, helping others to be their best self.
My greatest accomplishment to date
My greatest accomplishment was finishing my Master's of Divinity Degree, being ordained in the Baptist denomination, marrying myself in the person of my husband, giving birth to my children, watching them flourish in their careers and providing me with the essence of themselves through the vehicle of their children who inspire me.
My personal/professional goals
My personal goal is to work for myself with the same tenacity that I have worked for others. To author a book. To do what really matters for myself and broaded my footsteps for the greater good.
What/Who has inspired me the most
I was inspired at the tender age of 9 to seek to understand why people are so angry. I asked God numerous times the question, "Why was the world so angry?" That question, I believed led me into a personal relationship with God and a desire to help people. Currently, that question is still relevant and I am still seeking wisdom and an understanding on how I can be of help.
I most want to be known/remembered for
I want to be remembered for my love for God and his people, my assuring smile, my words of encouragement, my faith to believe in the impossible, and my passion to be all that God has called me to be. I gave all and love all.
I support the missions of these charities/volunteer my time
I am very involved with my church, and also manages a multi-milion dollars building project.
I enjoy the following hobbies/interests
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, find joy in talking with people, laughing, painting, cooking, styling hair and vacationing.