Who is Reliant?

We were born in 1989 as a mission support agency for a small group of campus church planters. A lot's changed since then! (Less stonewashed jeans, for one).

Today we mobilize church planters and missionaries across like-minded missional groups and church-planting networks. As we've expanded our partnerships, we've adopted a new name. Yet our devotion to Jesus' command to "Go and make disciples..." remains. It's who we are.


Kerry Housley

Kerry Housley

Operations Director

Local Church Home:CrossPointe Downtown - Orlando, FL

Joined Reliant Office in: 2012

I love Reliant because... I get to work with a bunch of people who are dedicated to using their "behind-the-scenes" administrative skills to keep hundreds of field missionaries focused on their mission. It's a group who excels had working hard and doing it with excellence, but prioritizes people & ministry over business & process. This unique mix makes Reliant unlike any place I have worked before.

A favorite scripture of mine is:"Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen." Ephesians 3:20

Right this minute I'm probably... Deep in the trenches of process mapping something our Central team needs to improve on or make more efficient. If not working: spending time with friends + family trying the great local places in Orlando (and Yelping all about it), playing beach volleyball, or researching/planning some kind of travel experience.

Beach or Mountains?Born + raised on the beach, vacation in the mountains.

I am responsible for...

Managing Reliant's Central Operations. Streamlining our processes and working with all of our teams to make things more efficient. I work as "Chief of Staff" to our Executive Director, oversee all of our operating departments and our office Human Resources, lead collaborative cross-team projects, and help oversee our New Partnerships Team. Helping make sure that Reliant as a whole is running smoothly and teams are working together well.

I lead today because…

I've worked in ministries and Christian businesses for over a decade, and through the years I've been a part of many different types of teams. In 2012, I moved to Orlando to help plant a local church and found a job in the Reliant office to supplement my income. Since then I've served with our Finance team, Missionary Resources, and worked directly with our new partners and missionaries. Today, I'm excited to be leading teams at Reliant because our employees understand the delicate balance of ministries duties (serving people well) and business duties (getting A LOT done and doing it with efficiency and excellence). I stepped into leadership here at Reliant - affirmed by our Executives and Board - with the intent of helping us become a much more efficient and streamlined workforce. I'm excited to move us into the future with even more sustainable and scalable teamwork and processes.

I am motivated by...

Seeing the gospel spread to all areas of the world, and being able to mobilize people to do work efficiently and with excellence to that end. I love that our team has found that balance of ministry and business duties, and can effectively serve hundreds of missionaries and churches/ministries around the world. Organizing processes and people for better Kingdom work is something I think God put me on this earth to do - serving locally and thinking globally!