We are sad to have learned that Edward "Mike" Kelley, Jr died Sunday after a major stroke he suffered days earlier. Mike, past chair of the UMPH Board (2008 - 2012), had not been obviously ill and had been joyfully busy with his usual life of service and learning until the stroke. The funeral service will take place Friday, December 16 at Metropolitan Memorial UMC in Washington, DC.
Mike was a wonderful counselor, friend and leader. He was energetic, thoughtful, constructive and loved the UMC's ministry and UMPH's role in it. He cared for our community of board members and staff very much and he made a big difference as we learned to adapt to change and sustain our ministry. He was a valued, trusted, wise and encouraging partner.
Mike was a lovely man with a big heart, sharp mind with a lifetime of richly relevant experience that he invested generously to help others striving first to do no harm, do all the good he could and to stay in love with God.
Rest in peace, dear friend.
The UMPH Family