Kelly Minter is a Christian worship leader, author, speaker, songwriter, and musician. The daughter of a pastor, Minter grew up in Northern Virginia and as a teenager was more interested in sports than music. When she was a senior in high school, Minter was offered and then lost a college basketball scholarship. To help her recover from that disappointment, Minter started playing the guitar and eventually realized she had a real passion for sharing her Christian faith through music. Meeting Christian singer Kathy Troccoli helped further that conviction.