Rev. Kelly Hough Rogers
Associate Minister of Children, Youth and Families
Rev. Kelly grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and graduated from Upper St. Clair High School in 1997. During High School she was a varsity swimmer and lacrosse player. She was also active in student government, environmental organizations and was one of her church’s founding youth group members. She discerned a call into ministry at a young age and knew upon entering college that she would one day go to Seminary. She was advised to get a well-rounded undergraduate education earned Bachelor’s Degrees in Religious Studies, Comparative Literature and International Studies with a minor in German from The Pennsylvania State University graduating in 2001. Rev. Kelly completed her Masters of Divinity in 2004 from Princeton Theological Seminary. Her concentration was in Christian Education and Pastoral Care. She was ordained into the United Church of Christ in June 2007. Currently she is completing her Doctorate of Ministry from Andover Newton Theological School with an expected graduation date of May 2018. Her project is dealing with the grief surrounding perinatal loss.
Rev. Kelly's most recent publication was a chapter in Still A Mother: Journey's Through Perinatal Bereavement which was published in February of 2016 by Judson Press.
Kelly resides in Wilton, Connecticut with her husband Jon and their two sons Sammy and Simon. She is a proud member of the Next Generation Leadership Initiative of the United Church of Christ and is in the class of 2025. She is also a Dean at Silver Lake Conference Center in Sharon, Connecticut. She enjoys being outside with her family, fishing, boating and being at the beach.
She feels it is important to share God’s abundant and abiding love with all people. She feels blessed to be dually called in life – both as a Pastor and a Parent. God has given her a deep desire to serve and she is excited to see where her life’s path is leading.
"I have loved serving at Norfield for these last five years, we've grown in faith together!" - Rev. Kelly Hough Rogers