Kelsey & Shelby Pavelka

LGBTQ

Shelby and I met our freshman year at Cedarville. We became best friends by the second semester. It would take another three years for us to recognize that the love and connection we shared was something much deeper than any other friendship either of us had ever had before.

When we realized that our relationship was “problematic” we took a year (our junior year) and had no communication with each other. It was an incredibly difficult decision but one that we both credit to the success of our relationship today. During that year we studied the Bible a lot. Neither of us focused on a select group of verses, rather we sought to understand the Father’s heart as an overarching theme throughout all of Scripture. If you’d like to know more about what we believe I invite you to visit our wedding website.

It took us a long time and a lot of heartache to accept ourselves and come out to everyone. Neither of us would understand forgiveness and grace on the level we now do if we had not gone through this. God has been faithful.

Today we are happily married, we live in Muncie, IN, we both work in education, and we have three cats - all named after Lion King characters.

If you need an ear to listen to you or you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. misspavelka@gmail.com