Jo Anna Kelly

Senior Academic Advisor and Retention Counselor

Staff Positions:

Grand Rapids Theological Seminary - Admissions

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Phone: 616-374-2021


Jo Anna Kelly works with all current students enrolled in residential and online programs at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Jo Anna enjoys using the skills acquired in the M.A. Counseling program to provide students with resources for academic success.

Jo Anna divides her time between advising students and treating clients at a local private practice. She is passionate about the intersection between race and gender studies and implications for theological and clinical mental health practice.

"Graduate education can be challenging. It is my job to provide students with a roadmap for academic success and to encourage them as they work toward their goals. Watching our students receive their degrees at commencement each year is the best part of my job!"


  • M.A. Counseling, Cornerstone University
  • B.A. Communication, Grand Valley State University


—Listening to podcasts


—Race and gender studies
—Multicultural competency
—Women and theology
—Interpersonal and relational dynamics