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About Marshelle

The Journey

Marshelle Jackson Wilburn, is a California native, born in sunny Southern California and raised in the fog and hills of the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a wife, mother of five + 1, inspirational speaker, author, international leadership trainer, and urban church planting missionary to the San Francisco Bay Area.


Since 2005, she has partnered with her husband, Port, in urban missional strategies, ministry/community leader development and coaching, training, and care for church pastors and planters, their spouses, and families. Together they replanted a dying ministry and birthed Rock Harbor Christian Fellowship, which is a multi-ethnic, multiplying ministry, and ministry center. They currently serve 200 churches through Bridges Bay Area Association network supporting pastors, wives, ministry leaders, and church bodies in advancing God's Kingdom in the Bay Area.

Marshelle's heart for excellence and empowering others has been shown in her roles as a business owner, academic adviser and teacher in primary and secondary education, management at one of San Francisco Bay’s largest homeless shelters for 16 years, advocacy, care, and leadership training for women in ministry, She has been a member of church planter assessment teams, a church planter and leadership trainer and oversees Systems & Operations and the Women's Network for Bridges. In July 2023, she returned to another area of passion and expertise as the Executive Director of Today's Youth Matter, a faith-based, Christ-focused youth development organization serving marginalized and disenfranchised children in the San Francisco Bay Area.


She has been a published author for Lifeway Christian Resources since 2015 and is also an international Leadership Trainer for Lifeway Women Leadership Development.

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Marshelle's passion for teaching and encouraging people of all ages to discover their value and life purpose is manifest in her inspirational and practical messages and development series STRONGLife. As a lifelong learner with a degree in Clinical Psychology from Patten University, and a member of Gateway Seminary community as a student and Women’s Forum trainer, she brings a wealth of professional experience and knowledge which inspires audiences and organizations to authentically and practically strive for their

greatest potential.

The loves of her heart are being a wife, mom of four + 1 daughters and an only son, and Noni to her first granddaughter, mama-in-love, spending time with family, studying and teaching the Bible for practical life application (check out the SIMMER IN THE WORD Series found on Facebook and Instagram Live, developing others for exponential impact, oceans, beaches, and coffee. 

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