Kelly Meraw is the Director of Liturgy, Music, and Pastoral Care for St. John - St. Paul Collaborative (a thriving Catholic Collaborative of two parishes in Wellesley, Massachusetts). Kelly earned her Masters Degree from McGill University, where during her undergraduate studies she was received into the Catholic Church through the RCIA program at St. Patrick’s Basilica in Montreal. Kelly brings her deep love of scripture, liturgy, music, and devotion to Church teaching and tradition to her ministry.
In her parishes she leads bible studies; organizes faith sharing circles and social justice initiatives; leads communion, wake and committal services; offers adult faith enrichment programming ;and shepherds bereavement ministries.
Kelly is also passionate about interfaith and ecumenical faith opportunities. She is the co-founder of Women of Faith in her community, where local female clergy create opportunities for interfaith communion and fellowship. Kelly was recently a panelist for Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, where she shared about her experience in Afghan refugee resettlement and the meaningful work and impact of Catholic Charities’ POWIR program (Parishes Organized to Welcome Immigrants and Refugees).
Kelly is frequent contributor to the work of Discerning Deacons, an organization engaging Catholics in the active discernment of our Church about restoring women to the ordained diaconate.
Currently she finds the undeniable movements of the Holy Spirit and great hope in the process of living as a deeply listening Church. She is the primary facilitator for her Collaborative’s Committee for Synodality, who are seeking to offer fulsome and inclusive ways to serve the Church’s Synod on Synodality.