Kerri Roberts was born into a ministry family, with a childhood immersed in music and dance. While Kerri dreamed of a career in the arts, as Proverbs 16:9 says, “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” This scripture would define Kerri’s path as she set out on her lifelong journey of knowing God and walking with Him, wherever He may lead!
While in college, Kerri met and married Brent, her best friend and perfect partner in the journey. Kerri completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Columbia College and her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance at the University of South Carolina. During her time in University, Kerri received a number of prestigious awards for vocal excellence and performance, and it was the couple’s plan to pursue her singing career full-time. However, God’s first “holy hijacking” of her life occurred with the birth of their first child, which He used to change the priorities and desires of Kerri’s heart. God began to show her that in His economy, success and fulfillment often look very different than what we may think.
Seven years and two more children later, God’s next “divine deviation” took this very typical American family to live and minister in the southern African country of Zambia. For seven years, God used Zambia and its people to both wreck and rebuild Kerri. Returning to the States in late 2014, this not-so-typical American family, now including five amazing kids, has followed God’s leading down a new fork in the road of life and ministry. Though it is scary and painful at times, they are excited about where He will lead next!
Through this messy, beautiful journey, God has been working into Kerri a passion for communion, community, and commission. She longs to help women learn to grow in intimate communion with God, to find the joy of walking in vulnerable community with others, and to see their integral place in the commission of God!
Her own community includes her dear friend, Carrie Ballentine, with whom she has been doing life and leading worship for nearly 20 years! Called Worship was born out of their friendship and passion for worship! Kerri and Carrie also have the privilege of walking and ministering with three other amazing friends through Called for Such a Time, an interdenominational ministry started by these five friends that seeks to encourage and equip women to discover and live out their God-given callings in the power of the Gospel. They are committed to making eternal investments in the lives of women through a blog; authentic, Christ-centered worship; practical, in-depth Bible studies; face to face community gatherings; and other helpful tools and resources.