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As the Founder and President of Grace Matters Ministries, Kelli coordinates, mentors, and advocates for the clients who are a part of the Grace Matters' program.


The focus for Grace Matters is in large part on trauma, loss, and poor family foundations.  When we consider poor family foundations, often, the larger Church community is challenged in connecting with those who have not been long-term believers, or who are brand new believers needing loving, nurturing, safe community. When trauma has drastically impacted the foundation of worthiness and an ability to understand how to engage in loving relationships, the length of time to build passport with such individuals can take months, often years.  Through biblical counseling, discipleship-soul care, and safe connections in the community, these foundations are made possible. 

Introduction to biblical counseling for Kelli came by way of a skilled and compassionate Biblical Counselor, Warren Lamb @ TILBCC.  Because of the transformational healing journey of facing the trauma impact Kelli endured and as a child and in her first marriage, her insight and compassion for those coming out of such systems is zealous. She has been engaged intentionally in this type of ministry since 2012.  Bringing the truth of what God’s word says in the face of tragedy, nurturing the hope that our Father promises, is the cornerstone of the help Kelli aims to bring into every relationship.  

Kelli holds a bachelor of arts degree in Biblical Studies through Calvary Chapel University majoring in Biblical Counseling.  As a Certified Christian Conciliator through the ICC  her skill in helping navigate fellow believers who are in the face of conflict come to a compassionate biblical resolution is a cornerstone of Kelli's directive goals. Kelli believes whole heartedly conflict can be an opportunity for growing and nurturing the body of Christ.

Kelli has been married to a generous and supportive husband, Robert, for 24 years. They reside in Vancouver, Washington, are parents of a now grown up blended family. Seven adult children, their significant others, and seven incredible grandsons bring great joy to their lives.


In her downtime Kelli enjoys the nature and beauty in her  modest hummingbird and dahlia gardens or challenging her hubby to a game of pickleball. (He is patient in the challenge.)

The heart and joy of Grace Matters for Kelli is seeing those she walks alongside freed from the lies and bondage that others, either societally or personally, have led them to believe about themselves. When a person can receive – wholly -- the design that God has given them, and then have the courage and boldness to live into it He is in their midst. 

Soli Deo Gloria

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