Kelly came to YDS in June 2019 to serve as Managing Director of the newly formed Center for Continuing Education. The foundational programs of the Center are YMI, Yale Bible Study and Yale Summer Study. Kelly served as Chief Administrative Officer at the Congregational Church of New Canaan for 17 years, with much of her time spent on the development and support of Christian Formation offerings for both youth and adults. She was involved with managing youth leaders and was instrumental in the planning and execution of nearly 20 youth group mission trips. Kelly helped to facilitate the creation of the first Yale Bible Study in 2007, and with the planning of the inaugural YMI Lunch & Lecture series in 2012. Prior to working in a church setting, Kelly had a career in sports marketing and corporate meeting and event planning. A graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in Communications Management, Kelly lives in Norwalk with her husband Joe, and has two children, Alex and Christina.