December 9, 2014
Guest minister, The Reverend Kelle J. Brown, speaks at Plymouth this Sunday for both services and shares her thoughts on “The Luminous Darkness.” Brown, a proud native of Columbus, Georgia, graduated from Spelman College in Atlanta, and later achieved her Master of Divinity from Seattle University Graduate School of Theology and Ministry. She is currently completing her Doctorate of Ministry at San Francisco Theological Seminary.
Pouring her life into places to benefit the most vulnerable, Brown has worked on behalf of the least and the last. With intention and servant leadership, she uses music, teaching and preaching to promote healing, social action and reconciliation. A strong advocate for homeless individuals, she diligently works to end homelessness.
Brown is former Executive Director of the Daughters of Zelophehad, a nonprofit organization in Richmond, Virginia that provides holistic services for homeless women and children. Most recently, she was pastor at Mary's Place.
Brown believes that ending homelessness can be achieved through equity and great compassion, and through relationship and spiritual formation in a way that is meaningful to the individual. Through her ministry ReConciling Acts, Kelle offers workshops, retreats, consulting, life coaching and training in anti-racism and other issues of gender, class and ethnicity from a spiritual perspective. She is author of a children’s book, Sun & Moon, and will publish her second book, a novel,Casseroles, next spring. Brown is most proud of her daughter Indigo, the joy of her life.