Sharna has been married to John for thirty-nine years. Their Evergreen, Colorado, home was filled to the brim with ten children, six of whom are adopted. Five of her children are Valor alumni. Some of Sharna’s finest moments are spent with her seven grandchildren. Sharna’s love for children and passion for orphans continued, as she and John founded Community Uplift Ministries in 2002. While addressing various needs of people in rural areas of Kenya, the plight of orphaned and abandoned children soon rose to the forefront. “Children of Hope” began in 2007 and now has two homes serving nearly one hundred orphans. She also created a foundation focused on assisting families with the expense of adoption.