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Kelly Fasoldt

Academic Exploration Program Coordinator; First-Year Seminar, General Education and Humanities Departments


Philippians 3:7-8aBut whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.

Member of National Association of Professional Women

Kelly Fasoldt manages the Academic Exploration Program and participates in a leadership role with First-Year Seminar while supporting the departments in General Education and the Humanities. Kelly is committed to guiding students to find the area of study and career path that aligns with their passions during their first year and throughout their college journey. Kelly loves to work together with the broader campus community to support students as they explore their major, navigate higher education, and prepare for a career path that capitalizes on their strengths and passions. Whether serving in the classroom, office, or meeting one-on-one with students, Kelly is energized by engaging with students, coaching and helping them with their needs.

A graduate of Roberts Wesleyan College’s Business Department, Kelly earned the Distinguished Achievement Award and was inducted into the Tau Lambda chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda honor society. She is also a current member of the College Resource Group for Race & Ethnicity (CRG-RE), whose purpose includes bringing valuable input to College initiatives as well as advocating for the needs of racially and ethnically underrepresented people in the campus community.

Kelly was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up locally. Practicing a life-long service in education and Christian ministry, her passion is to further the Gospel, the great news of Jesus Christ to heal all of our brokenness and fulfill our secret longing. Kelly’s desire is to see the message of the Gospel and its power fill her and the world in every sphere of life. Having been abandoned at the age of 2 in Korea and blessed to be transported into a Christian family half-way around the world, Kelly knows in a personal way that God cares for each person whether they feel overlooked or unloved.

Previously, Kelly homeschooled her 5 children, meanwhile, founding and directing the Christian classical Gloria Deo Homeschool Cooperative. While there she also taught Latin, Composition, and directed the Gloria Deo Players in various theatrical productions. Kelly enjoys serving as Camp Shepherd during the Girls’ Alive weeks at Camp Hickory Hill, providing pastoral care, messages and Bible studies. More recently, Kelly assisted Agora Enterprises in delivering business accelerator programming, consultation services, and funding opportunities to Christian African founders engaged in social enterprise. Kelly also serves in an advisory role to the Rochester Classical Academy Board.

Kelly and her husband of over 30 years enjoy many activities together, including serving refugees, serving the body of Christ, mountain climbing, tent camping, biking, and cooking. They are extremely blessed with 5 children, two daughters-in-law and their delightful grandchildren.