Kendy grew up in Iowa Falls, graduated from Iowa Falls High School in 1992, and earned a B.A. in Communication from Luther College in 1996. Kendy worked in Des Moines after college before returning to Iowa Falls in 2004. She began teaching Sr. High Sunday school in 2005, and became the Sr. High youth leader in 2006, a position that she has held ever since. After receiving a call to ordained ministry in 2007, Kendy entered the candidacy process and earned her Basic Graduate Theological degree from Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary in 2015. She also earned a professional certification in Spiritual Formation through Garrett. Kendy was ordained a Deacon in Full Connection in 2016. She enjoys her family and loves being in ministry to and with the people of First UMC!