Debbie Shirkey

February 14, 2017

I am a Charlottean born and bred. I was raised here, my parents are from here, and my husband and I raised our three children (one whom was married at FPC in 2014) here. I have been “around” First Presbyterian Church since 1989 as a staff member at either the Weekday School or the Child Development Center. I officially joined the church in 2010.

As for interests, I definitely choose the beach over the mountains, and a good book over a good movie. We own a house in North Myrtle Beach where we spend lots of weekends and holidays. One of my favorite pastimes is to sit on the beach and read a good novel. I enjoy time with family above all else.

Professionally it is a joy working with children.  They not only show unconditional love each day, but keep you humble (“What color is your hair Mrs. Shirkey?” “How old are you?”).  I have also gotten to see children I taught years ago grow up here at FPC…what a joy.