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Kelly Stigliano

Christian Speaker
Orange Park Florida 32065

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"Everyone has skeletons in their closets, but my closets don't have doors on them!"

"Everyone has skeletons in their closets, but my closets don't have doors on them!"

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Position Christian Woman Speaker
Website
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Location
Orange Park, FL 32065
United States

Speaking Ministry Details

  • Salvation Date
  • 1983
  • Home Church
  • HighPoint Community Church
  • Relationship to Church
  • Member of
  • Available for
  • Conferences, Keynotes, Published Author, Retreats, Specialty Author, Workshops
  • Speaking Experience
  • Experienced (over 10 events)
  • Fee Range
  • Works with Your Budget

More About Kelly Stigliano


Kelly J. Stigliano is an author and speaker who shares her journey from pregnant teen bride to domestic abuse survivor, single mom, and marriage to her Boaz.  http://www.kellystigliano.com

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She brings her audience from laughter to tears and back as she shares God’s story in her life with candor and humor.

Kelly and her husband, Jerry enjoy life in sunny Florida. They are a blended family and their five grown children, son-in-law, and two granddaughters are spread across the globe.  

Growing up in a quiet Northeastern Ohio Amish town, Kelly was bored and got into plenty of trouble. Within a five-year period, she moved through the statistics of being a pregnant teen bride, abused wife, and single parent.

She learned about Jesus as a child in Sunday school, but met Him personally as a broke and broken single mother of two rambunctious preschoolers. Drawing closer to Christ, her compassion increased. Seeing Him meet her little trio's needs each day, her faith exploded.

Kelly enrolled her daughter in a Christian school. She wasn’t sure how she’d pay the tuition, but knew that’s what the Lord wanted her to do, so she obeyed. That’s where she met Jerry, the handsome, single principal. 

Jerry asked her out in November and they were married the following November. They had each been divorced, so getting married was another step of faith. Statistics say second marriages often fail, but she's happy to report that they have celebrated over 30 wedding anniversaries! 

Together, Kelly and Jerry have worked in various ministries in the community and at church, including a single parent ministry. 

She shares the lessons God teaches her so others won’t repeat her mistakes. No one benefits when we wear masks, so she tries to keep it real. Kelly likes to say that everyone has skeletons in their closets, but her closets don't have doors on them!

To explore the books she's contributed to, order her memoir Praying for Murder, Receiving Mercy, From At-Risk to At Peace, My Journey from Fear to Freedom, listen to her testimony on Focus on the Family or hear a dramatization of God’s story in her life from the “UNSHACKLED!” radio program, please visit her website, http://www.kellystigliano.com.

Kelly says, "Life is like a whitewater rafting ride. You never know what’s up ahead, but you know you’re not alone. So just hang on tight, let the spray of God’s goodness wash over you, and enjoy the ride!"

Kelly Stigliano Speaking Topics


Praying for Murder, Receiving Mercy

Unforgiveness causes many problems and no one is immune. Taken from her memoir by the same name, Kelly will lead us to forgiveness—and give us the motivation to want to embrace...


Incomparable, Unequivocal, Unconditional Love

Do you feel your child is beyond help? Don’t lose hope! Kelly shares how God transformed her from Satan’s Little Princess to a Daughter of the King. ----------From...


Volunteer Appreciation

Inspiring and motivating, Kelly conveys your organization’s appreciation of those selfless people who keep all the plates spinning, making possible the success of the group. ----------With...


New Beginnings

Whether you're looking at a new year, springtime, or any new start in life, Kelly discusses the new beginnings in the Bible, history and, with humor, intertwines life stories...


Freedom of Choice

As the world embraces freedom of choice, Kelly recognizes that God has given each of us this freedom—He calls it free will. She shows the practicality of obeying God’s...


Sure, Why Not?

It’s just a kiss, right? Sure why not? Addressing premarital intimacy, Kelly reflects on her first kiss and how this seemingly innocent act opened a door better left shut to...


Weed and Feed; Lessons From My Garden

God still speaks in the garden. When Kelly’s hands are busy, her mouth is shut. During those quiet times, she chronicled the gems He dropped into her heart. ----------She...


Parting Was Such Sweet Sorrow; How I Said Good-bye To Sugar

A self-proclaimed sugar addict, Kelly stopped eating sugar cold turkey. It wasn’t easy, but she felt much better after saying goodbye to the sweet stuff. ----------We all...


Jumping The Fence; 10 Steps To Staying Home With Your Child

Countless women go to work each morning with guilt-induced stress because they leave their toddler at the daycare screaming,“Please don’t leave me, Mommy!” Kelly...


Help God, I’m Not A Counselor!

As Christian women, people are often drawn to us to share their problems. Being a good listener is important and giving sound Biblical advice is mandatory, but when do we say, “Enough...


Writing Your Memoirs

Everyone has a story only she can tell. Future generations deserve to know your family history. Kelly shows that it can be as easy as chatting with a friend.----------When asked to...


Ghosts of Christmases Past

Kelly encourages everyone to live, give, and love like Christ. Leave with a fresh perspective of the holiday, renewed excitement in Christ’s birth, and a bright anticipation...


Regrets and Unforgiveness

Have you made mistakes? Do you have regrets? Kelly discusses the importance of forgiveness—even forgiving ourselves, sharing proven ways to overcome unforgiveness.----------Unforgiveness...


Stand By Your Man; Practical Advice That Would Make Even Tammy Wynette Proud

Sometimes “standing by your man” can be unbelievably difficult. Even Tammy Wynette knew it back in 1968. Kelly looks at how our reactions can support or weaken our husbands...


Kelly Stigliano Events


Kelly Stigliano Resources


Anthologies with Kelly's contributions

Kelly has contributed to twelve compilation books including two Chicken Soup for the Soul editions, a Guideposts series, two Cecil Murphey books, and Love is a Verb Devotional by Gary Chapman. Please visit http://www.kellystigliano.com/blog/books/ to view these books. Follow the affiliate link to purchase copies for yourself or as a gift.  ...

Posted by Kelly Stigliano on 01/31/2019


Praying for Murder, Receiving Mercy: From At-Risk to At Peace; My Journey from Fear to Freedom

Kelly was bored. Growing up in a quiet Amish town in Northeastern Ohio in the 1970s, she was always on the hunt for excitement. Meeting Dace was an unexpected thrill. Home from the U.S. Navy, this handsome young musician shared his drugs, music, experiences beyond her naiveté. She never dreamed his charming façade hid a misogynist, eager to take control of her life. This is Kelly's journey from pregnant teen bride to a brainwashed wife, begging God to kill her abuser. As life became more dangerous she had to flee to protect herself and her two toddlers. Her search for independence...

Posted by Kelly Stigliano on 01/31/2019


Kelly Stigliano Recommendations


Submitted by Orange Park Women's Connection - Stonecroft on Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018

Joyce Hall

Highly recommend Kelly. Her speaking ability is humorous and very clear. She is objective and connects with her audience.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by PWOC Leadership (retired), U.S. Army on Saturday, Aug 25, 2018

Bev A

Kelly is a long-time friend and co-ministry leader. I had the privilege of hearing Kelly speak on two different occasions where I heard another part of her testimony. I was amazed by the woman I knew Kelly to be vs the woman that once was. Her life story proclaimed the Gospel of Christ so beautifully. Kelly shares just enough of her story so that God gets the glory. She interjects humor to emphasize that there can be laughter through the pain. Her life story and lessons learned are completely relatable to so many women, from many walks of life. Kelly gives a clear message of hope, strength and transformation found in her loving Lord, Jesus Christ. She, indeed, keeps it real. It was a blessing to hear her speak.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Revolutionary Life Church on Friday, Aug 24, 2018

Cherylann Ferg, Womens Ministry Leader

Kelly keeps it REAL. Having known her as a friend and watching her blossom into a speaker and an effective writer/author, what she has to say is not only from personal experience but from her heart. Poignant, applicable and effective - she's awesome!

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Retired Educator And Consultant on Thursday, Aug 23, 2018

Barbara Thames

I heard Kelly speak at my church several years ago and have read several of her written works. She is extremely motivating, captivating, and speaks straight from her heart.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Lakeside Ladies, Lakeside Junior High on Thursday, Aug 23, 2018

Sherry Bumpers, sponsor

Kelly has spoken to our club numerous times, sharing the value of chosing self respect, abstinence, and accepting the love of Christ in her experience. Since this is a public school group, the talk could not actually evangelize, but she did share her experience.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Trinity Assembly Of God on Friday, Feb 09, 2018

Dr. Kenneth Keene

It is my pleasure to recommend to you the ministry of Kelly Stigliano. Over the years I have seen her compassionate and dedicated touch on people’s lives and she’s always been a huge blessing. While I was her Pastor in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, she was always ready and willing to serve wherever needed and her warm smile and personality endeared her to everyone she touched. Though we are separated today by many miles, I consider her a close and faithful servant of the Lord. You will be blessed to have her share! Dr. Kenneth Keene Trinity Assembly of God Columbus, Ohio

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Oakleaf Baptist Ladies’ Ministry on Thursday, Jan 11, 2018

Rhonda Carmichael, Oakleaf Baptist Ladies’ Ministry Committee Member

We had the awesome opportunity to have Kelly speak for our Annual Christmas Brunch in 2017. Kelly took a familiar Christmas story by Charles Dickens and used it as an outline to give a timely correlation of her own testimony as well as life situations that many could identify. Kelly speaks in a clear, easy to understand tone and kept the attention of the 120 in attendance with her Christmas devotion. It was apparent that she was touching hearts due to the silence and from some who were wiping away tears. Kelly left each person with the Hope they could have in turning their lives over the Savior–Jesus Christ. We are looking for future opportunities to have Kelly come back to Oakleaf. Kelly interacted with the ladies before and after the event which helped the ladies to connect with her. She truly was an inspiration to many and gave a clear gospel presentation. I highly recommend Kelly to anyone seeking a speaker with a testimony and walk that reflects a true Christian lifestyle.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by ShariMcGriff.org on Thursday, Aug 03, 2017

Prof. Shari McGriff

Kelly Stigliano is a funny and vivacious speaker. Her presentations are not only enjoyable and informative, but they always lead back to how God restored and redeemed her life. I highly recommend her.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Lynda Piampiano Christian Counselor on Sunday, Apr 23, 2017

Lynda Piampiano, Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

I have known Kelly for over 16 years on a personal level as well as working with her side by side in women's ministry. I have had the pleasure of hearing Kelly speak on several occasions and have been inspired by her courageous & honest approach to life. Through her faith in the Lord she has learned many valuable life lessons and delivers them with sincerity & humor that will touch your heart as you cry & laugh along with her.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by Stent. Vincent Medical Center on Friday, Apr 21, 2017

Rhonda Carmichael HIM Operations Manager

I had the opportunity to hear Kelly at a yearly seminar sponsored by North East Florida Health Information Management for professionals in this or related fields. Kelly had the attention of the group from the beginning and held it throughout her session. She was very real with the group and her points were applicable to those in attendance. She was refreshing and encouraging. Kelly conveyed her faith in a very concise and accurate manner as she explained how her faith kept her going and how God had directed her life. She did an excellent presentation of how our faith and our purpose in life are intertwined

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

Submitted by First Coast Women's Services on Thursday, Apr 20, 2017

Cathy Perry, non-profit Director

Kelly is a dynamic and engaging speaker who shares from her heart real experience. She is inspirational and uses humor and biblical truth throughout to show how God weaves the details of our lives together. Kelly has a sweet spirit that is evident when she speaks and draws you in to want know more about the transforming power and love of Christ.

  • On Topic

  • Biblical

  • Engaging

  • Memorable

  • Authentic

  • Recommended

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