Rev. Shelby Hardy
Executive Director

Shelby Hardy, our Executive Director,  is an Empowered Master’s Commission graduate.  She is currently pursing her Bachelors in Biblical Counseling, from WCBCS, where she is credentialed as a minister.  She has been involved in Master's for 9 years.  Her passion is to see young women become all they can be in Christ.  Shelby and her husband, Caleb, have been married for 5 years and they have one child.  God has given her a heart to see lives changed through the process of discipleship.


God changed my life through Master’s Commission.  He took a young broken girl's heart and over three years of discipleship created, in me, a heart that desires to see lives changed and the Gospel shared.  God has truly awakened the passion in me to seek His face through prayer and worship.  I long to know the heart of the father and look forward to sharing that desire with other young people.  I long to see a generation tarry with the Father, waiting for Him to show up.  God desires to know us and encounter us, and its beautiful when we wait on Him and let it happen. EMC creates the Isaiah 6:8 heart.  When the Lord cries out who will I send into the pulpit, into the missions field, or into the business world, Master’s student are prepared to answer the call, saying “Here I am. Send me!”  I am excited to continue to be apart of what God does in this next generation of Master’s students.


Laurie Hayes

Student Life Coordinator/Support Staff 

Laurie graduated Empowered Master's Commission in the spring of 2019.  She was a student for three years, doing her internship in administration and discipleship. She received her Associates of General Ministry from West Coast Bible College and Seminary during her second year of Master's. She has a heart and passion for other's to have the life changing experience she had here at Empowered.

"As a student Masters Commission has not always been easy for me, but it showed me that I am very capable to do anything I want. I’ve seen so many people give up on other people and not give them chances, but I believe in giving people chances. I love watching people transform to a new person and being able to grow.  In the last three year Masters Commission changed me is so many  ways. Philippians 4:13 “ I can do all thing through Christ who gives me strengthen” . When I came into Master's I thought I could not do any of it but with his strength I can. I believe in people and letting them know no matter what people say about, you can do it."