Our Founder

For those…whom [God]…loved beforehand…He also destined from the beginning…to be molded into the image of His Son…and share inwardly His likeness….
(ROMANS 8:29, Amplified)

100_0338Mertice Fehringer-Kelly held a locket of dreams deep within her heart from the time she was born into God’s kingdom. “Jesus, use me,” became her prayer. Immediately God began to pursue His goal of shaping her into the image of His son. His grace wrapped around her like a delicate tapestry, preparing her for the disappointments, tragedies and hardships that lay ahead.
The emotional weight of dealing with her husband’s blindness and her daughter’s severe mental and physical challenges tested her already low self-esteem. During those difficult years resentment, bitterness and unforgiveness threatened to rule her life as other family members with disabilities were placed within her care. As Mertice shares her life story, you will see how God wove her tragedies into a triumphant testimony.
You will be encouraged as you listen to Mertice tell how Jesus in His everlasting love not only walks through the storms with us, but causes us to grow and prosper spiritually.
Mertice’s message has been used by the Holy Spirit to touch many with life’s truths and awaken them to God’s plan for them as individuals.
Mertices’ work has been recognized with the 1999 JC Penney Golden Rule Award and the 2000 Eckerd 100 Salute to Women Award 2005 Nominee for Rosalyn Carter Caregivers Award.
Mertice Fehringer-Kelly is…
Founder of Circle of Friends Ministry in Lake Wales, Florida, a non-profit organization aiding the disabled and their families.

  • A freelance writer.
  • A speaker.
  • An advocate for the disabled.

“Mertice is my ideal of a Godly woman. She gives others the sweetest perfume and makes me strive to have the same sweet fragrance.”
— Sharon Kiser; Published Freelance Writer

“As you listen to Mertice share her story, you will sense the very real presence of God in her life. You will also be encouraged in your life’s struggles and challenged to ‚Äúseek Him with all your heart.”
— Karyn Brinkmeyer; Christian Speaker, Recording Artist