Shirley Montgomery

I grew up in a Christian home in the northern Baltimore, MD area and my
family attended church regularly. From a young age I wanted to be a
teacher and went to college in Salisbury, MD. My teaching career lasted 31
years in three different Maryland public schools and after I retired, I
mentored new teachers. I found several strong believers in the faculty at
my last teaching assignment in North East, MD. The school even had a Bible
club for students and a prayer group among the teachers, which was quite a
blessing for those 20 years.

My husband, Jim, and I met during college and were married during my first
year of teaching. Jim attended church occasionally but was not a believer
until near his death. I started attending Cornerstone shortly after the
church moved to its current location. As I met new people, I got involved in
various ministries: Life Group, Greeters, Women’s Ministry, Operation
Christmas Child, kitchen crew, communion prep team and Diaconal

Shortly after I retired, my father and mother died and then my husband
had a traumatic brain injury which eventually led to his death. During those
trials, God walked with me and He led me to comfort in 2 Corinthians 6:10:
“Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing
and yet possessing everything.”