Shelley Gibbs in an inaugural member of Genesis Fitness having joined when the doors first opened. Fitness has long been a priority in my life to balance the stresses of juggling multiple aspects of daily living: a job, a family, and civic activities. "What I like best about working out at Genesis Fitness is the feeling I feel when I've finished a workout and the benefits to my health and well-being."


I have been married to Bruce Gibbs for 28 years. We have four children and six grandchildren. Our lives are centered around them and our extended families. We are members at Trinity Baptist Church. I have always felt that my special mission in life is being a Christ-centered woman. I enjoy singing in the choir. I enjoy the fellowship of other members in our congregation. And, I am especially thankful for the spiritual growth I have seen in myself because of my membership there.


I am a vice president at Ameris Bank in Keystone Heights. I have worked for Ameris Bank (formerly known as Merchants and Southern Bank or M&S Bank) for 28 years. I moved to Keystone Heights 29 years ago.


I have been a member of the Melrose Woman's Club and Melrose Business and Community Association. I am currently a member of the Rotary Club of Keystone Heights where I serve as treasurer. I have served twice as its president: (2001-2002) and (2004-2005).


My hobbies include reading and traveling.


If I could have dinner with someone living or deceased, I would choose the Virgin Mary because, imagine, God has spoken to her, and I would want to ask her, what was it like? How did you find the strength to be the mother of The Chosen One?


My favorite quote is a Biblical scripture: "Trust in the Lord, with all your heart. Do not depend on you own understanding." Proverbs 3:5