Janelle Shellem

Julie Alspaugh

Janelle grew up in Kansas before moving out to Arizona to teach elementary school. After marrying Brian and moving back to the midwest, she continued teaching elementary school in OKC until her children were born.  

She continued her love of the classroom by volunteering and substituting at her kids’ schools. In the wake of 2020 and seeing in detail some of the curriculum in the local schools, she started a website to help parents quickly review the books in the school’s curriculum. She continues to fight for appropriate age literature in public schools.  

She joined In The Gap in an administrative role for Mission 4/14 in 2024. Her heart for the Lord and children unite in this role and she is excited to connect the local schools with local churches and community partners to help create positive change in not only students’ lives, but the lives of community members as well.


Mission 4/14 Administrative Assistant, In The Gap

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