TN SignA Recap of ISC 2011 and Plans for ISC 2012 in Memphis, TN

Shelby Systems held its annual International Shelby Conference (ISC) in San Antonio, TX this past June. The conference brings together current and potential customers who want to learn more about using our software at their churches and share ideas with Shelby staff members and other users from across the country.  Participants not only gain valuable information they can use on the job, but earn CPE and CEU credits in the process.

ISC 2011 was held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on San Antonio’s famed River Walk and turned out to be another huge success for us. While there, customers benefitted from a variety of classes, speakers, performers, one-on-one training sessions, vendor demos and more.  They also heard an update from Shelby CEO, Frank Canady, on the company’s future plans and direction. “My favorite part was learning how Shelby can take our church into the future,” said Christina Andrews, Office Manager at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, TX.

Ryan Fonseca, a Worship Leader at Wayside Chapel in San Antonio, TX, led a time of praise on Wednesday morning that got everyone on their feet and helped to kick off another great Shelby conference. Multiple Dove Award winner and two-time Grammy nominee, Nicole C. Mullen, gave an electrifying performance during Thursday morning’s assembly.

Session speakers included experienced trainers and staff as well as names recognizable in the not-for-profit industry.  Dan Busby, the President of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, addressed several groups, as did Donna Lively, Director of Insurance Solutions and Services at GuideStone Financial Resources. Also participating were Elaine Sommerville, a CPA focusing on nonprofit organizations in areas of tax compliance, and her husband, Attorney Frank Sommerville. Linda Highbarger, Finance Director at Central Christian Church in Wichita, KS, said, “I enjoyed having instructors who know and use Shelby and have practical experience so they understand the issues churches encounter.”

Planning for the 2012 International Shelby Conference (ISC) is already under way. Next year, Shelby brings the conference home to Memphis, TN at the Memphis Marriott Downtown. ISC is an annual event that offers new and experienced users the opportunity to learn more about the software tools they use in their ministries, discover ways to be more effective in what they do, and network with other Shelby users.

For more information, please contact the Shelby Events Department by phone at (800) 654-1605 or email at