Helping Children and Families Navigate Life
Kelley remembers being the LOUDEST kid in every room. He has since found a positive channel for all that energy – becoming a foster parent and working to bring hope and life change to families in need.
Growing up as a pastor’s kid, Kelley learned how to love and serve the people around him. He originally set out to become a therapist, but quickly realized that his true calling was working in child welfare. After earning his degree in Christian counseling from Eugene Bible College (now called New Hope Christian College), he spent 20 years working in child welfare roles, crisscrossing the country between Oregon and Nebraska. Kelley is passionate about introducing others to the love of Christ and seeing children and families find stability, hope, health and joy after a crisis.
Kelley and his wife have 6 kids (3 biological and 3 adopted from foster care) and have been foster parents to many more. In his spare time, Kelley enjoys spending time outdoors, playing music and trying to beat his teenager at ping pong.