Kelly Sherman-Conroy; Mato Wašté Winyan (Good Bear Woman), has grounded her life in the Holy Spirit and the deep spiritual practices intertwined between her Lakota identity and Christian beliefs. A member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, Kelly dedicates her time providing ministry around the exploration of intersections of identity, personal narratives, and faith.

As a doctoral student at Luther Seminary, Kelly travels and speaks about traditions and values of the Lakota people and the vibrant role culture has within the church experience, integrating spiritual practices from a multicultural experience.

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