Linda Kelly

Financial Secretary and Bookkeeper


Contact Linda

Phone | 212-665-2504

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Office Hours | By Appointment


What do you do at Advent?

I am the bookkeeper and financial secretary. I pay the bills, create the financial reports and budgets, and record all of the contributions.

Why do you do what you do?

In my former life, I installed large accounting systems for Fortune 500 companies. I am happy to be able to share these skills with my own congregation. It is inspiring to be part of a growing congregation and to help the congregation grow in our financial stewardship.

Why Advent?

Advent has always been a community of active engagement. Everyone is encouraged to participate and get involved. Advent "needs" me. Just as Advent needs me. I need Advent. It is a warm and supportive community; an extension of my family. It is a place where I can be my full self.

Talk to me about . . .

Giving - do you want offering envelopes? information about giving electronically? do you want to pledge or get an update on your giving to date? Financial information - Do you lead a ministry at Advent and need updated budget information? Do you need to be reimbursed for ministry purchases? Do you have administrative process questions that you are not sure how to address at Advent? Ask me! I am passionate about diversity and inclusivity. I am passionate about making sure that everyone finds a way to be connected.

When I'm not at Advent, you'll most likely find me . . .

Cooking dinner for my husband and four boys. Weeding my garden in my house at the Jersey Shore. Reading a book for my book club. Helping my four boys grow into independent young men.

In her former life, Linda installed financial systems and implemented process changes as a consultant for Fortune 500 companies. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Lehigh University in Industrial Engineering.  She is happy to bring her acquired financial skills to Advent as the Financial Secretary and Bookkeeper. Linda, a lifelong Lutheran, has been involved in Advent finances for over 10 years and she and her family have been members for 15 years. She lives on the Upper West Side with her husband, Jim and four sons.


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