PTS Honors Rev. Kellie Wild


The Rev. Kellie Wild, who serves in extension ministry at East End Cooperative Ministry in Pittsburgh, has been honored by Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with the Fred McFeely Rogers Award for Creative Ministry. She is a 2009 graduate of PTS.

The award was presented on alumnae/i day at the seminary, which published the following on its website:

For more than 24 years, Kellie Wild has worked in senior management positions to serve people living in poverty, including the homeless. Her wide-ranging degrees and licensure include an M.Div. from Pittsburgh Seminary and ordination as an elder in the UMC, a J.D. from Duquesne University and membership in the Pennsylvania bar, plus bachelor’s degrees from Allegheny College and Thomas Jefferson University and certification as a physical therapist.

In 2012 Kellie assumed her current job as IMPACTS program director for East End Cooperative Ministry. She ensures that all EECM’s services align with the overarching goal of breaking the cycles of poverty, addiction, and homelessness.

Kellie has taught as an adjunct professor in the University of Pittsburgh. Her volunteer work has included service on the boards of Church Union, Foundation of HOPE, and Three Rivers Walk to Emmaus; the advisory board of the Seminary’s Metro-Urban Institute; and various committees of the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference of the UMC.

She is a founding member and the first president of the Women’s Law Association of Duquesne University’s School of Law.