Rev. Dr. Kelly Jackson Brooks, LPCC holds a Doctorate of Ministry from Claremont School of Theology, a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of New Mexico, and a Master’s degree in Divinity from United Theological Seminary. She is the Executive Director of Chrysalis Consulting Center for Clergy (https://chrysalisconsultingcenter. org), which focuses on clergy mental health and currently serves as the Executive Pastor with Central United Methodist Church in Albuquerque, NM. Kelly is a Licensed Professional Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LPCC) and has served as the Chair of the New Mexico Counseling Association and the Chair of the New Mexico Association for the Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, along with other community and United Methodist Church faith-based boards. Involvement in the spiritual, religious, and mental health fields as they relate to community and connection are the foundations and passions of Kelly’s work.