About

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.

Leadership

Kerry Housley

Kerry Housley

Operations Manager

Local Church Home:CrossPointe Downtown - Orlando, FL

Joined Reliant Office in: 2012

I love Reliant because... Working in the office is the perfect balance of people who are dedicated to excellence and working hard, but also prioritize people & ministry over process. We also are a group of people dedicated to using our "behind-the-scenes" administrative skills to keep hundreds of field missionaries stay focused on their mission.

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 office needs to improve on or make more efficient, on Yelp trying to find a trendy/foodie place to take some friends, playing sand volleyball, OR researching + planning my next big trip.

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

I am responsible for...

Managing our office 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 projects in the office, and help oversee our New Partnerships Team.

I lead today because…

I've worked in ministries and Christian businesses for over a decade. Over 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. I've worked in a few different areas within our office, serving in Finance, Missionary Resources, and working 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 help move us into the future with even more sustainable and scalable teamwork and processes.

I am motivated by...

Being able to mobilize people to do work efficiently and with excellence. I love that our office 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!