Shelly Cunningham is a Christian educator whose ministry experience includes staff positions in youth ministry and Christian education in the local church. She was a contributor to The Life Recovery Bible, Foundations of Ministry: An Introduction to Christian Education for a New Generation, Baker Dictionary of Christian Education, The Journal of Higher Education and Theological Education. Her work has appeared in Children's Ministry Magazine and Faculty Dialogue. She continues to be involved in the local church, serving as a consultant and retreat speaker and developing teacher training workshops. Cunningham is an Instructional Consultant for the Center for Faculty Development at Biola University.