Kelly was born and raised in Western Michigan then went to Trinity Christian College in Illinois for her teaching degree. She is certified in regular education and special education, and loves being able to work with students on a daily basis. During college, she had the opportunity to student teach in South Africa, and has been teaching 4th grade in Michigan City, Indiana since then. Rehoboth has since welcomed her with open arms to join the teaching team and mission in New Mexico. She is thrilled to be continuing her career in such a strong, passionate, Christian community.