Donna Kelly - Lay Connections Facilitator

I grew up in Los Angeles, CA and went to Lutheran schools all through my first year of college. After we were married my husband and I moved to Rochelle, IL where we lived with our two children (now grown). After his retirement from the police department in Rochelle, we moved to Rowlett, TX where we lived until 2009, when my husband passed away.

I can’t remember a time when God and my church family have not been some of the most important things in my life. While we were active in our home congregation my husband and I also spent twenty years ministering through Lutheran Marriage Encounter and it was a wonderful opportunity to grow in our faith. I have been trained as a Lay Chaplain and am a commissioned Diakonia Minister of the ELCA.

I have two grown children, two “children-in-law” and four beautiful grandchildren. My favorite things to do are spending time with my “kids”, gardening, painting, decorating and all types of crafts.

I am very excited about being a part of my family here at Shepherd of the Prairie and about being Lay Connections Facilitator. I look forward to continuing the ministry God has called us all to.

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