Kelli Mahoney

  • Has authored numerous articles on a wide range of Christian-themed topics, from Bible study to spiritual discipline
  • Worked as an administrator for NXT, a high school Christian youth group


Kelli Mahoney has been working with Christian teens for almost as long as she has been a Christian. She started out as a leader with the senior high ministry at Calvary Church in Naperville, Illinois, and eventually served as the administrator for NXT, a high school Christian youth group. Mahoney also has significant experience in helping troubled teens through her work in juvenile probation and mental health ThoughtCo on topics ranging from understanding Bible verses to being a Christian on a secular school campus.


Kelli Mahoney earned her first bachelor's degree from Illinois State University in August 1993. She returned for a second bachelor's degree in criminal justice, which she received in August 1994. Mahoney also completed a Master of Public Administration degree through the University of Illinois at Springfield's online program.

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