Angie Sheldon

Angie Sheldon and her youngest son enjoy a moment several years ago in Minocqua.

Editor’s Note: The Antigo Daily Journal presents Behind the Scenes, a feature that introduces readers to people serving the community. Each piece will include a short bio, photo and answers to questions that provide insight into not only that person’s interests but also his or her unique personality.

Articles in the series will be published every Monday. The series kicks off today with an interview with Angie Sheldon, church administrative assistant with Peace Lutheran Ministries in Antigo.

Angela Lynn (Bettis) Sheldon was born in June 1980 in St. Paul, Minn. With her three brothers, she was raised by her mother in Cottage Grove, Minn., where most of her extended family also lived, and many still do. She and her son relocated to Antigo in 2007. She married and had another son and a daughter. Sheldon spent 12 years at home with her children.

— Why are you involved at Peace Lutheran?

I began working at Peace after making life changes. It was an opportunity that presented itself to me at the perfect time as my children attend school at Peace Lutheran, and I am still able to spend most of my days with them. It has been a blessing, and I am very fortunate to work with so many lovely, supportive people.

— Can you share a funny story about something that happened at work?

We share a lot of laughs every day and us ladies in the office have shown up wearing the same outfit many times. Great minds do think, and dress, alike!

— What is the single greatest food in the history of mankind?

My favorite meal starts with a glass of red wine and a Caesar salad followed by a filet mignon, cooked medium, with a baked potato slathered in butter and sour cream … ending with another glass of red wine!

— Share the best piece of advice you have ever been given.

I can’t say I’ve ever been given any advice that has really stuck with me besides, “If the music is good, you should dance.” My beloved grandmother did always tell me to follow my heart. My advice to others would be to trust the timings of your life; is anything really any accident?

— What is the photo your cellphone lock screen and the story behind it?

The photo on my lock screen is always of my children, currently on top of a hay bale at an apple orchard in Wittenberg this past fall.

— Do you collect anything?

I am not a collector of things. I prefer to collect moments and reflect fondly on the memories.

— What do you like best about serving others?

What I enjoy the most about serving others is being able to use my God-given talents to help others grow in theirs.

— Is your glass half full or half empty?

I’ve never thought about whether my glass is half empty or half full. I am just grateful to have a glass to fill, which makes me a believer that my glass is abundantly full.

I am honored and humbled to be among the first you have asked to feature in this new series at the Daily Journal, and I look forward to reading those that follow. I will end my submission with this final thought … I often wonder, “What if our earthly lives are a test, if how we choose to spend our time and if what places, people and/or things that we love the most end up becoming our eternity?”