Kelly Downs joined Compass Rose Academy in April 2021 as our full-time Nurse. Kelly grew up in Indiana, graduated from Oak Hill High School, and earned her BSN in nursing from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has been a nurse for 15 years. Kelly is so excited to join the Compass Rose team and combine her passion for youth ministry with her career in nursing.  

Kelly and her husband, Nathan have been married for 16 years. They served together in youth ministry for 13 years. They recently moved back to Indiana from Ohio to be near family, and they have three children. Jessalyn is 12, Joah is 10, and their youngest, Judah is 7 and is adopted from the Philippines. They also have a cat, a pet snake, and chickens. Kelly loves to be outside hiking, camping, gardening, and biking with her family, and enjoys cooking.