Sermon delivered by Kellie C. Kelly on August 9, 2015. Kellie C. Kelly is a Unitarian Universalist Candidate for Ministry and seminarian at Meadville Lombard Theological School. Before entering seminary, she built a career in the staffing industry as both a sales manager and technical recruiter. Kellie’s call to ministry began when she worked as a U.S. Navy family ombudsman and deepened during her time as a director of faith development. As a third-generation single mother, she became the first person in her family to attend college, completing her undergraduate degree at the age of 41.
Kellie is an “out” mental health advocate, trying to reduce the stigma of mental illness for herself, her special needs son, and the community. She also is a steering committee member and workshop facilitator for the UU Class Conversations project. Kellie feels a strong commitment to work with and for the people society pushes to the margins, whether based on the color of their skin, their class, or their perceived disabilities. Kellie can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. The August theme is belonging.