Sheppard has been involved with Deeper Still since April 2004 when she attended her own Deeper Still Retreat. She served as volunteer prayer coordinator and ministry team member from 2005-2010. She was a board member from 2010-2012, when she stepped down to come on staff part time as assistant to the president. She currently serves as Director of Communications and Prayer for the ministry. She enjoys serving as a volunteer on ministry teams for retreats as well as coordinating the annual Deeper Still Training Seminar. She lives in Knoxville, TN with her husband of 31 years and they have 2 young adult children.