Kellie Brown, a native of St. Louis, MO, has lived in Charlotte for the past 16 years. Charlotte offered the unique opportunity for her to help` plant a multiethnic, PCA church with a black lead pastor, her husband, Howard. Kellie has felt the call to ministry since joining the PCA in 1993 and has led several ministries at churches. She has served as an assessor for the Church Planting Assessment Center, co-led trainings for churches on church planting, diversity and race, and has sat on many panels dealing with culture, race, and women in leadership. She currently serves as a Women’s Shepherd and leads the music ministry at her church, Christ Central. Over the years, Kellie has enjoyed encouraging, supporting and mentoring black women in majority white church contexts. She will also serve as a mentor to cohort participants for the newly-formed Institute for Cross Cultural Mission (ICCM). Formerly, she co-founded a performing arts non-profit, NoDa School of Arts, where she also directed and taught hundreds of children in theatre. She earned a Bachelors in Fine Arts from Valdosta, GA and she has two incredible sons, Harrison (17) and Clark (15).