Kelly comes to St. Matthew’s from Mentor, Ohio, where she served as Rector of St. Andrew from 2007 to 2014. There, she implemented a third Sunday Eucharist; formation programming for all ages; an expansion of the food pantry program which required capital improvements; the Unbinding the Gospel program; and began a parish endowment. During her time in the Diocese of Ohio, she also served on the Executive Committee of the Diocesan Council; Diocesan Council; the Master Planning Committee for the proposed Camp and Retreat Center for the Diocese; and the Council for Congregations and Christian Formation.
Kelly previously served as Rector of Trinity, Claremont, in the Diocese of New Hampshire, where she implemented a high school feeding program, and the parish became a founding member of the United Faith Intervalley Project. Prior to that, she was Curate at All Saints’ in Pontiac, Michigan; and transitional Deacon at St. Mark’s in Berkeley, California.
She received her Master of Divinity degree from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific, and her Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University in Family and Community Services with a concentration on youth.
Kelly is originally from Royal Oak, Michigan. She is supported in her ministry by her husband, Brian, who teaches high school science; and their two elementary school aged daughters, Sophie and Grace.