Rev. Kelly Gallagher
Associate Conference Minister
Rev. Kelly Gallagher started in her role as settled Associate Conference Minister on January 10. Kelly joins us from Massachusetts where she previously served for eight years as Associate Conference Minister in the Massachusetts Conference UCC.
Rev. Gallagher brings with her deep experience in supporting congregations and their leadership and leading Committee on Ministry work. She also brings demonstrated commitment to the work of racial equity.
She received her Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Since 1996 she has served in a variety of roles in local United Church of Christ congregations in Massachusetts: Director of Christian Education, Assistant Minister, Solo Pastor (full-time and part-time) and Interim Minister. From 2013-2021 she served as Associate Conference Minister with the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ, where her experience included ministering to more than 100 local congregations, staffing Committees on Ministry, and overseeing the justice ministries of the Massachusetts Conference.
Rev. Gallagher also has extensive experience in filmmaking. She has produced and directed several films, including “What is God Doing in This Place: The Story of a Church Becoming Open & Affirming,” “The Hope for Peace: South Sudan,” “Watching Hope Form” (CONASPEH, The Protestant Council of Churches, Haiti), and “Sheltered” (CDIA/Boston University).