Shelley Willis grew up in Stoughton, Wisconsin and developed a love of music in her formative years through singing and playing piano and flute. She met her husband Mike at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point and they were married in 1994. They have since been blessed with three wonderful boys and make their home in Cedarburg. In addition to singing with Koiné, Shelley works as an educational audiologist with CESA 1 and as a pediatric audiologist with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.
After an introduction to the band in Milwaukee in 2009 and subsequent audition, Shelley joined Koiné in 2009 as a female backup vocalist. She has since joined the band on multiple tours across the United States as well as an international trip to the Czech Republic in July of 2015. She appreciates the support and encouragement of her family who hold down the fort while mom is on the road, and loves traveling with Koiné while helping to spread the message of the Gospel through music.