Kelli grew up on a farm in Forest, Virginia and then moved to Richmond when she was 10 years old. A few years later, she began attending St. Giles Presbyterian Church where she made a commitment to Christ. Due to the love and nurturing she received from the Director of Christian Education at St. Giles, she realized she wanted to one day work in Children’s Ministry.
Prior to coming to Cherrydale, Kelli served as Assistant Director of Children’s Ministry at McLean Presbyterian Church, Children’s Ministry Coordinator at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, and has held a similar role at The Falls Church Anglican.
In her spare time, Kelli is working on a Masters of Children’s and Family Ministry at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minneapolis. She enjoys seeking out the next Academy Award-winning film with her friends and spending time with her two nephews.