Sharla Hoffman

Sharla Hoffman

Sharla Hoffman

Pastor, Groups & Missions

Year I Joined HighRidge Staff:
April 2015

Family:
Happily married for 21 years to Dave Hoffman. We have 3 children. Twin boys, Brennan and Hunter age 16 and a daughter, Payton age 14

Saved:
Age 6 in my Granddaddy’s church, First Assembly of God in Mesquite.

Education:
I have completed some college. I am 3 full semesters away from finishing my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. I attended community college for 1 year, UNT for 1 year and SAGU for 1 year. (not sure how much info you are wanting) SAGU is where I will most likely finish my degree, in distance education

Previous Line of Work:
My husband and I opened Palio’s Pizza Café in 2007. We currently own and operate 2 locations. One in Fort Worth and the other in Mansfield. I assisted in managing our businesses while overseeing a staff of 50+ employees. I am a full-time mom and we homeschool our children. Before coming to HRC, I was a worship leader for 7 years in a previous church as well as worked closely with our Children’s Pastor, leading worship for Children’s church, planning VBS’s and other children’s related events. I have been in ministry-related positions since the age of 16.

Best Thing Someone Said to Me:
“Will you marry me?’’—Dave Hoffman

Life Motto:
“You don’t have to…..You get to!” It’s all about our perspective in life.

Two People I’d Like to Meet:
Laura Bush and the beloved disciple, John.

My Hero:
My maternal grandmother. My “Nanny” died from ALS. When she was diagnosed, she said “If God chooses to heal me this side of heaven, He is GOD. However, if he doesn’t choose to heal me till I get to heaven….He is still GOD. I trust his sovereignty”. She was an incredible woman of faith. I daily remember seeing her sitting in her chair pouring over the word of God, my whole life. She loved unconditionally.

One of My Greatest Experiences with God:
There are so many. Being filled with the Holy Spirit and receiving my prayer language are definitely at the top. However, seeing Him fulfill the desires of my heart for marrying a Godly man and giving us twin boys and a little girl….which was a dream of mine since I was a teen, have been such a blessing. You read that He will give you the desires of your heart, however, when He does, it is a humbling moment like no other.

Most People Don’t Know This About Me:
Although I may appear very outgoing and extroverted, I truly love the sanctuary and quiet of my home. I require a healthy balance of both in my life.

One of the Things I Find Most Fascinating:
God’s grace and mercy. I am also fascinated by good, delicious, 5-star dining food! We are foodies!