A native of New Jersey, Kelly graduated from St. John Vianney High School in 2007. It was in high school that Kelly’s passion for service and volunteerism really began to flourish. She was active in her church community and as a volunteer for Michael’s Feat, a non-profit that supports seriously ill infants.
Kelly then chose to attend Sacred Heart University in Fairfield largely due to the welcoming faith community and strong emphasis on community service. She graduated in 2011 with her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Religious Studies. While a student at SHU she led a number of service programs, served as Student Body President and also found the Congregational Church of New Canaan.
After she graduated from Sacred Heart, Kelly was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Albania to pilot a program using e-readers in the Albanian schools. Since returning home in 2012 Kelly has worked in fundraising, first for Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County and most recently for Inspirica Inc. in Stamford.
Kelly has been involved at The Congregational Church as a Church School Teacher and Youth Group Advisor for three years. She looks forward to embracing her new role as Youth Director and encouraging the youth of the church to learn a bit more about themselves and others through giving back.
She loves helping youth discover the world through their faith and looks forward to a wonderful year at the Congregational Church. In her spare time Kelly enjoys going home to the Jersey Shore to spend time with family and friends, crafting, and cooking!