Shew graduated from Central Union High School in Fresno with a diploma (1977). Shew earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from California State University-Fresno (CSU-Fresno) after graduating from high school.
Shew became an insurance specialist the next year, laying the groundwork for a job that would last for the rest of his life.
Work for a good cause and a good cause
Shew is a community leader and active member in Fresno. Shew was voted to the Board of Directors of Total Life Change (TLC), a local faith-based organization that provides an inexpensive option for families battling with drug and alcohol addiction and recovery, in 2020. TLC employs a whole-family approach to help the individual and their support system achieve more positive outcomes.
Wellman is currently serving at Clovis Hills Community Church as a Celebrate Recovery training leader. He is also a member of Warriors Heart Ministry's Board of Directors.
Shew recently managed a solar energy panel project for Clovis Hills Community Church that has saved the church over $600,000 in total energy bills to date. For the past ten years, he has volunteered at Celebrate Recovery.
Wellman Shew has also sponsored two children for more over 35 years through the Compassion International organization. Sponsored children benefit from health care, hygiene training, educational help, life skills training, food, recreational activities, and other services provided by the organization.