Kelly, and his wife of 50+ years, Connie, are finishers, or second-career missionaries. After a successful business career in sales with Carnation Company, and as a headhunter leading a branch office of an international search and placement firm, God came calling!
At the age of 35, God revealed Himself to Kelly in a supernatural way which changed his life forever. This was a big transition and one of many transitions that he would experience over his career. In 1988 Kelly began full-time missions ministry including 10+ years in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim populated country.
Kelly is a graduate of Purdue University, Rhema Bible Training College, and has completed graduate studies in Inter-Cultural Studies and Missiology at Biola University and Asia Pacific Theological Seminary. He has been ordained for ministry since 1988.
Upon returning from Indonesia in 2004, the McClelland’s served on the leadership team of Pioneers, a fast paced missions agency based in Orlando, Florida with more than 3000 missionaries serving in over 97 countries. Serving as Vice President of Church Resources, Kelly led several Pioneers ministries including Pioneers Church Partnerships, Caleb Resources, The Encounters Group (Encountering the World of Islam), and the ACMC conference team. This was another big transition, but not the last that Kelly and Connie would need to navigate through successfully.
In mid-2010, the Lord began to impress Kelly to prepare for more change and transition. After much prayer, reflection and with solid godly counsel, Kelly resigned from Pioneers to launch Transition Time Coach, LLC and serve missionaries, individuals and organizations as they experience transitions! Kelly is a member of the International Coach Federation and Christian Coaches Network International where he served as president 2017-2018. As a Certified Career Management Coach and Certified Job Search Strategist, Coach Kelly is trained and equipped to help you find the Lord's direction to that place HE has prepared for you.
The McClelland's have two sons and nine grandchildren, plus 2 great-grandchildren and enjoy life in Central Florida. Kelly is an avid reader, lifelong learner, and enjoys teaching and speaking to groups of all sizes. In his spare time, amateur radio K4UPG, being outdoors with nature, and building and playing with computers keep him happy.