- Phone: (319) 266-1264
- Mailing Address: 4807 University Ave, Suite 202
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
In 2019, we added Kelly to our Love INC team. Her passion to serve, love for her neighbors, and eagerness to engage the local church in serving the community makes Kelly a great fit for this ministry.
Kelly came to our Clearinghouse from her position as a Crisis Advocate at Cedar Valley Friends of the Family. She loves working with under-resourced neighbors and has a unique skill set to listen, relate, and keep calm in a crisis. She intuitively understands and helps others feel seen and heard in the middle of their difficult circumstances. She also regularly teaches our Clearinghouse volunteers how to empathize, ask good questions, and serve with healthy boundaries and intentions.
What drew Kelly to Love INC was the connection to our partner churches. Kelly and her family faithfully attend a local church and she loves to see the local church engaged in meeting needs. “What initially attracted me to the job, was the idea that churches are the ones running these ministries and meeting tangible needs. Not only are they meeting needs, but they are mobilizing their people to serve,” Kelly says. “I’ve been in churches before where people have wanted to make a difference in the community, but there wasn’t an avenue to do that. When I was looking for that type of opportunity, I couldn’t find one. With Love INC, I like that church members have the opportunity to meet needs in the community. Making that connection is a beautiful thing.”
We are lucky to have Kelly involved. Her leadership is growing the heart and depth of our intake conversations and gap ministry appointments. Outside of our Clearinghouse walls, we see Kelly’s passion for the local church result in a greater number of mobilized partner churches and volunteers ready to make a difference in the Cedar Valley and beyond.