Judy's Bio

Judy, born in Texas and raised in New York, has been a resident of Sioux Falls, South Dakota since 1984.

She is a gregarious, sought-after international speaker who has commanded the attention of audiences for the past 35 years. Globally, she is known by her friends and colleagues as one of the most insightful, powerful and compassionate women known today. She warms the heart, stirs the human spirit, and with present truth, she challenges her audiences to connect with their life's purpose and to nobly walk out their divine destinies.

Founder and Senior Leader of the Center of Life Church in Sioux Falls, she has established four (4) faith based centers in the Midwest, a school of ministry in Belgrade, Serbia; and developed a sustainable community in the village of Doryuma, Ghana.

This growing community provides resources to the region which include, an educational system, entrepreneurial initiatives for sustainability, a water treatment facility, and three (3) orphanages (Safe Homes). Additionally, a medical clinic is presently under construction.

Her other projects include a school for girls in Suswa, Kenya; a Youth Center in Monrovia, Liberia and her ministry supports two (2) orphanages in India. She is the Founder of Judy Shaw Ministries and the President and CEO of Judy Shaw Foundation, Inc.

Judy is a powerful and engaging speaker. Her scope of influence has been developed by her global career, collaborative initiatives and long standing relationships. These elements have provided the foundation and platform for teaching and training life-building concepts to include:
* Cross cultural relationships to establish global unity
* Strategic planning for innovative educational systems
* Creating ideology and developing solutions for social injustice

Her passion and success in achieving the above, can be measured by the following accomplishments at Faith Roots International Academy in Doryuma, Ghana.
* Currently 260 children are enrolled
* Ranked 3rd in the District and 1st in the surrounding area
* Achieved 100% passing rate in nationwide examination
* Employs 25 full time staff and teachers
* The quality of education, is a result of the qualified and passionate teaching staff
* To date, 75% of the children that graduate from Faith Roots, continue on to senior high school or trade schools
* Faith Roots financially sponsors over 60 children from the surrounding community

Judy has traveled to more than 30 foreign countries and has had the audience of Presidents of Nations and Prime Ministers. She currently serves as a Personal Advisor to many in the Business and Entertainment Industries, lending strategic and spiritual insight.

Being a 34-year resident of Sioux Falls, she is actively involved in the community, where she has served two terms on the city's Commission Board, three years on the County Commissioner's Diversity Board, as well as holding a position in Human Relations as a liaison person for the city.

Twenty-three (23) years ago Judy was the first female assigned to the position of Staff Pastor/Spiritual Counselor at Keystone Detox Center in Canton, South Dakota.

She is the author of "Intentional Transformation" released in 2017, which reveals to its readers, How To Intentionally Experience The Transformational Power of God.

Judy is a graduate of Bryant and Stratton College, Buffalo, New York., Houghton Bible College, and has attended the School of Management at the State University of New York. She was also a Licensed Realtor in the state of New York for 15 years.

She is presently enrolled at the Sioux Falls Seminary, Sioux Falls, South Dakota in their Masters of Divinity program.