My name is Kelley Hudlow.
I am a Gen X priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama.
I serve as the Missioner for Clergy Formation for the Diocese of Alabama. In this role, I am the director of the local ministry school that offers formation for those in the ordination process and lay leaders. I also coordinate and develop continuing education opportunities for clergy. In addition to my work with formation, I provide videography, live-streaming, and digital content creation for the diocese. Prior to working for the church full time, I was a trial attorney and a director of a legal clinic at a law school.
As an Episcopal priest, I am an itinerant preacher, traveling to churches without regular clergy on Sundays. I serve as a spiritual director for the Diocese of Alabama Vocare Community, which offers an annual retreat for young adults exploring their Christian faith and vocation. I have served on various diocesan committees, including the Standing Committee, the Bishops’ Committee on Generous Pastoral Response, and the Young Adults Ministry Steering Committee. I serve as the Lead Documentarian for the Alabama State Committee of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.
My academic and professional training includes a Bachelor of Arts in History, a Juris Doctorate, the National Criminal Defense College, Education for Ministry through Sewanee, and the Alabama Ministry School. In 2021 I completed the David G. Buttrick Certificate Program in Homiletic Peer Coaching through Vanderbilt Divinity School. I am currently working on a Master of Arts in Theopoetics and Writing through Bethany Theological Seminary.
I live in Birmingham, Alabama, with my spouse, Shanti, and my menagerie: a beagle named Lucy, an orange cat named Julien, and a corgi named Brother Juniper. This website hosts my sermons, newsletter, and updates on other projects. If you would like more information about homiletic coaching, please visit www.sermoncoaching.com.