Kelly began her ministry as a volunteer in the early 1980's when she taught her first Sunday school class. Since that time, she has performed nearly every volunteer position in children youth and adult ministry. She graduated from Dixie Heights High School and then attended Northern Kentucky University. She specialized in preschool ministry as a profession for twelve years, beginning her career as a teacher, and later became the Director of a small Christian preschool. Her full-time position as Minister to Children and Families of Immanuel began in May of 2001.
Kelly has three children and three grandchildren. Eldest daughter Cyndi, has a Masterís Degree in Pharmacology and works for a research lab at Vanderbilt University. She resides in Lebanon Tennessee with their two children, Samantha & John Baxter. Son Joshua, graduated from Point Park University with a Bachelorís Degree in Fine Arts specializing in musical theatre, is now an entertainer and entrepreneur. He resides in New York City. The youngest daughter Sara attended Northern Kentucky University and is a payroll specialist for a small company in Crescent Springs. Her husband, Justin Myers, is a logistics account executive for a distribution company. They have one daughter, Cecilia and reside in Florence, KY.
Kelly serves as the staff liaison to the Children and Family Ministry Team, is the Womenís Ministry Team Leader and serves in an administrative role over Immanuelís Sonshine Preschool.