is a passionate, open book who isn’t afraid to be vulnerable so that she can be a vessel for transformation and healing. She is a devoted wife to Monte Douthit. Born and raised in Charlotte, NC to the late Reverend Marvin N. Kelty and Pastor Rosa L. Marion, she was nurtured and grounded in faith with strong Godly values. Her father and mother were very influential in the community serving in Pastoral, Philanthropic and Humanitarian roles. Consequently, she is familiar with the structure of church, as she has worked in every facet and capacity of ministry. She has been an influential and dominate administrative force in several churches and ministries throughout her life. Yolanda attended Winston-Salem State University immediately upon graduating from West Charlotte Senior High School. She eventually transferred to High Point University Evening degree program so that she could work full time and complete school. She pursued a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management but after many obstacles and unfortunate circumstances she did not complete the one year she had remaining on that degree.
The college years were formidable years in Yolanda's life. She met her husband Monte and developed life long friendships. However, in those years her relationship and fellowship with God was almost non-existent, as she had become somewhat jaded about "church" life being a "PK" (preachers kid). The behind the scenes of ministry life was a major deterrent to her accepting her calling and purpose. Therefore, she made a choice to use her gifts in the marketplace; obtaining positions within major companies in Administrative, Financial and Technical roles. Her goals in life was to "marry, buy a home with a white picket fence, have her own business in the marketplace, have 2.5 kids, the .5 being the dog, working in ministry on a volunteer basis”. She did not aspire to be in full time ministry, but God had His plans. After relocating to Georgia her life changed drastically. She experienced major life changes when her father and maternal aunt, who were very influential in her life, passed away four months apart. She was depressed and lost. She was empty, seeking a place that could pour into her pain. She was a member of a local church but it was not feeding her spiritual woman, and that's when she retreated into her Sanctuary. It was a place that she created from what had been imparted into her as a child. It was there that her soul could fellowship with God, find peace in Him and He could heal her weary soul. The Sanctuary was conceived. Once she shared the concept of her personal Sanctuary with others, and they read some of her online personal journals of her journey through the hard times; they encouraged her to step out of her boat of comfort and share what had been conceived in her. The Sanctuary was birthed. She has since dedicated her life to the building of The Sanctuary. Although she is well versed in the things of ministry and God, she believes that if one has been called to spread the “Good News” that one should do as the Word says; "study to show thyself approved". Now that she is in the will of God, she was ordained into ministry by her mother, Pastor Rosa Marion in November 11, 2014. She also returned to school, and has obtained a degree in Religion from Liberty University, and is now completing her Masters of Divinity from Liberty University and she is slated to graduate Fall 2018 after which she will be pursuing her PhD.
Pastor Yolanda D. embraces the dual call of preaching and teaching in various contexts. You will find her operating in her gifts in The Sanctuary, a virtual and brick mortar ministry, weekly. As well as being a marketplace entrepreneur alongside her husband in their business. She is very passionate about her gifts and looks forward to teaching and speaking in various institutions and events. As an exceptional communicator, Yolanda's greatest desire is to educate, create, provide programs, to make readily accessible resources, and practical services to assist those seeking to live out divine destiny and purpose.
Yolanda D. is committed to empowering, encouraging, and nurturing you to your most purposeful life.
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