My life has been blessed by people who have been so brave as to reveal their own understandings of the Divine and share their experiences and stories. Having a safe space to talk, discuss, question, and dream has been a vital part of my spiritual growth. I hold laughter, spontaneous, memory forming laughter to be among one of the most sacred gifts.
I have a passion to be with others and facilitate opportunities as together we discover the beauty and the holiness of our life stories. Finding the beauty that comes from both the joyful times and the difficult times inspires me. As Thich Nhat Hanh writes.."No Mud, No Lotus!" My experience has been that this awareness of God’s presence in the ordinariness of our life influences how we move through our days and wander toward our future.
Kelly Arrendell received a Master of Religious Education from Oklahoma City University. Her continuing education includes the Two Year Academy for Spiritual Formation through the Upper Room Ministries of the United Methodist Church and Cyndi Dale’s Energetic Boundaries and Healing Apprenticeship Program. Kelly has served in local churches in Texas and Tennessee. In 2012 Kelly joined Reah Ministry. She has spent time facilitating addiction recovery groups, leading retreats, and community small groups, all with the emphasis of Spiritual Growth.