Shelli Yoder

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Personal
Full Name : Shelli Yoder
Gender : Female
Family : Husband: Josh; 3 Children: Ivy, Eden, Oakley
Home City : Bloomington
Religion : Mennonite
Education
Masters of Divinity, Vanderbilt University, 2002
Masters, Counseling and Human Services, Indiana University, 1996
Bachelors, Interpersonal and Organization Communication, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, 1991
Attended, Hanover College, 1986-1988
 
Professional Experience
Research Assistant, Vanderbilt University Center for Mental Health Policy Studies, 1993-1996
Miss Indiana, Miss Universe Organization, 1992
Associate Director, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
Executive Director, Eating Disorders Coalition of Tennessee
Senior Staff, Girlforce, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
 
Political Experience
Councilor, Monroe County Council, Indiana, District 1, present
Candidate, Indiana State Senate, District 40, 2020, 2024
Assistant Minority Leader, Indiana State Senate, 2023-present
Assistant Minority Caucus Chair, Indiana State Senate, 2021-2023
Senator, Indiana State Senate, District 40, 2021-present
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, Indiana, District 9, 2012, 2016
 
Org MembershipMember, First United Church, United Church of Christ, Bloomington, Indiana