The Reverend Stacy Carlson Kelly earned a Master in Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary in May 2022 and was ordained an Episcopal priest in the diocese of Virginia on September 10, 2022. Before entering seminary in 2019, Stacy was executive speechwriter for the Chairman and CEO of Caterpillar Inc. and, before that, speechwriter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson.
Stacy has had a varied and challenging career in politics and public policy. She also earned an MBA from Stanford University in 1988, and spent a number of years in banking and finance, specializing in work with venture-capital backed technology companies.
She is a native Californian, married Kevin Kelly in 2021, is step-mother to four
children aged 24 to 30, and lives in Mclean, Virginia.