Center for Appreciative Inquiry

Las Vegas, NV. (702) 228-4699

This organization helps people address challenges by switching from a problem-based mindset to a strength-based mindset.


coaching, facilitator training, workshops, practicum stories, recommended books

Best For

clergy or lay leader seeking positive change


cost varies by service; some free resources

Suggested Uses

  • Gain a fresh perspective on congregational life by attending a workshop or purchasing an online webinar.
  • Energize your strategic planning process by learning an appreciative inquiry framework with your team.

About the Contributor

Shellie Riggs Jordan

Shellie Riggs Jordan is the director of the southeast office in Seymour. She is an American Baptist pastor who served 14 years at First Baptist Church in Seymour as the minister of youth. Prior to her time at FBC, Shellie was the director of youth and children’s ministries at First Presbyterian Church in Seymour. To her work with the Center, Shellie brings more than 24 years of experience working with youth and young adults, as well as a strong background in ecumenical ministry.  

Shellie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University and a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota. She loves to travel and explore new cultures. She also loves spending time with her husband, Brent, and their kids, Gabe and Casey. Shellie lives in Seymour.

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