Kelly grew up in a ministry home and has early memories of rolling under the pews as her father led choir practice. She built upon a solid family example by continuing her ministry life through college, many summers of Christian camping, international missions, and serving in the local church. Kelly also spent six years nurturing college students in her role as a professional in University Student Affairs. Kelly is skilled in building teams and creating a culture of support and care where people can process their experiences.
She is particularly invested in developing circles like this for ministry wives to process their hurts, frustrations, and disappointments brought on through the unique challenges of being married to a pastor and active in ministry. She is a gifted communicator and has a passion to see God move in people’s lives.
She has served in leading Retreats, Women’s ministries, Youth Ministry, Women’s Bible study, MOPS, as well as Children’s ministries. Kelly and her husband Craig have been married for 18 years with four kids (a marriage that has survived years of ministry, seminary education, the writing of a dissertation, and hundreds of youth sports practices and games).
They enjoy the personalities of their four kids. Kelly and Craig often work together in caring for pastoral husbands and wives. Kelly has a heart to see Pastors and their wives healthy and whole in their ministries.