I am more or less a misfit. For much of my adult life haven't felt like I quite fit in at church. This may surprise people who know me because, to look at me, you'd think I was the ultimate insider. Married to a pastor, lover of Jesus, able to pray out loud in front of large groups--what could be the problem? It always seemed I was asking different questions and reading different books and desiring different results. I wanted more authenticity. Less "safe" Christianity and more following Jesus no matter what the cost. I wanted more of God's word in me and less dissecting it and trying to control it. I wanted less "cleaned up" and more "lived in". I wanted more living with questions and the mystery of God and less pat answers. At the very least I wanted to have these kinds of discussions.
As I've continued down this path over the last decade, God has led me to others who share these desires. In fact, I'm discovering there are lots of men and women like me who want more...and less.
The answer was not to leave church, but to continue to expand my community. Continue to gather other misfit women and connect them to each each other. Which is why I've created this space--a refuge and resource for women who want to take a next step into uncharted waters.
My prayer is that through my speaking and writing and this community of others who are on the same journey, you might find renewed vision, a next step and a few traveling companions.
Between writing leadership training for major corporations, small group bible studies, blogs and business proposals, Kelli has been writing for over 20 years. Today, she is writing her first book which comes out in April 2015, blogging for herself and doing some freelance writing for different companies.
Kelli began speaking for a living over two decades ago in the corporate world. Since then she has presented in both the marketplace and in ministry around the country and across the world. Today she continues to lead retreats, conduct seminars and present as a keynote speaker. Contact Kelli for more information about speaking at your next event.
Whether its mentoring a ministry leader or strategizing with a larger organization, Kelli is passionate about helping people and organizations engage in transforming practices. Her primary focus is equipping leaders for a deepening intimacy with Christ, greater impact in ministry and more effective intentionality in all of life.
Director of Training