Kellie graduated from Texas A&M University with her bachelors in psychology. Through working with various international organizations who empowered women coming out of the commercial sex industry, Kellie knew she found the work she was called to do. After meeting with Brett and Emily in 2010, Kellie brought JSL to College Station as the City Team Leader. In 2013, Kellie accepted a full-time role as the Program Director for Jesus Said Love, overseeing the JSL programs across 7 Texas cities. In 2015, she moved to Waco, Texas to be located at the centralized HQ office. It was in Waco, on Good Friday outreach in 2016 that she met her husband, Derek, who was serving on the JSL security team! They were married in May of 2017.

She is currently registered for classes at the University of Houston where she will be pursuing a Masters in Social Work through their online program.