Shirley Saunders

Shirley Saunders has been serving as Pastor at First Presbyterian Church of West Palm Beach since December 2009. She currently serves as Chair of the Presbytery's Committee for Preparation in Ministry. Prior to this she was involved with the Committee on Ministry, a Presbytery Response Team, Presbytery's Youth and Young Adult Task Force and as the Director of Christian Education for First Presbyterian Church in Stuart. Her husband Jim has always played an active part in “doing” church work with her. The two of them enjoy youth, children, missions, and music ministries together.


She received her M. Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary; an M.S. from Barry University in Human Resource Development; and a B.A. from Wheaton College in Modern Languages. Before going into fulltime church service she worked for Pan American Airlines.


She loves her family, and when they get together they spend a lot of time having fun, including sitting around a table to eat or play games.