My name is Kelly Delp and I’m a 34-year-old single girl living in Paris, France and finding my place in this adventure called ministry. This is my personal blog – I love resourcing other people in ministry, talking about the leadership lessons I have learned, sharing my adventures in Paris, and using it as an outlet to share my view of the world (also the occasional cooking disaster). Thanks for joining me in this journey!
If you are new here, you might want to start with a few of my favorite posts:
A little more about me:
I should consider myself a city girl. I can ride on the metro and shoulder past people three times my size while giving them a passing glare for being in my way. I can march down any street in Paris, heels tapping a cadence on the concrete that I belong here, eyes set on the horizon and nothing in between. Driving through rush hour city traffic is no problem, and walking through smokescreens of cigarettes is an everyday norm.
And yet I find myself at home in the backwoods West Virginia cemetery where the grandmother I never knew is buried. I am more myself driving through the nowhere-lands of Indiana, embraced by firework-colors of trees in the autumn or cold starry skies in winter. Generations of coal miners came before me, and my heart understands it to be true. I have never lived in Appalachia, yet there is something about it that feels like home.
I am blessed to have the loveliest people in my life. I hope to introduce some of them to you here. I have loved and have been loved, and I have lost some who were dear to me. The people who have woven into my life story have all surely changed me, and I am lucky beyond description to have known each of them.
I have been leading worship since I was 13 years old, and now have added preaching to my ministry focuses. During my time as a worship leader I have written songs for my home church in Indianapolis, Indiana, and have been published by Integrity Music. I’ve taught at worship conferences in several locations in the US and Europe. I love mentoring more than anything in the world, and treasure the relationships I have with the young women who choose to call me their spiritual mother.
Some Things I Love:
- Dill Pickles
- French butter
- The sound of an orchestra tuning
- Pretending I’m a runner
- 90’s music
- White queso
- Strong coffee with real cream
- My dog Sawyer, the best dog in the United States
- YouTube makeup tutorials