Chris Kelsey

Creative Design, Consulting, and Development

Leadership Coaching



2015 - Master of Arts in Christian Ministries

Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY

  • Master of Arts degree program focusing on missional leadership in the local church - including lay and staff development; study and implementation of disciple-making processes; communications; strategic planning; administrative and organizational structures; Christian education; and basic theological studies


2001 - Bachelor of Music

The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX

  • Academic program focused on music education, music performance, and media industry management
  • Degree program offered experience in vocal and instrumental performance; public relations; event coordination and planning; radio, film, and television broadcast production; multi-media technologies; media marketing and buying; and theatrical management


Other Undergraduate Studies

  • Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University)
    • Concentration on Music Education and Performance






  • Provisional Deacon in the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church – In June of 2016, I was commissioned as a Provisional Deacon by the Alabama West Florida Conference. Anticipated ordination date is June of 2018.


  • Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) – One Unit – Completed May 2015 at the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System in Tuskegee, AL.  (Association of Clinical Pastoral Education)


  • Spiritual Leadership, Inc. – I am a certified coach for Spiritual Leadership, Inc. (SLI), a non-profit organization committed to discovering, developing, and deploying spiritual leaders in local churches. SLI provides local churches with a “walk-along-side” model for generative spiritual growth and discipleship. Other SLI initiatives include A.B.I.D.E. and the Lay Mobilization Institute in partnership with Asbury Theological Seminary. For more information about SLI, please visit the website: