Chelsie Balli grew up in a ministry-entrenched family, seeking to develop a relationship with God for herself at a young age and she has come to understand her calling as a pastor’s kid. Chelsie mentors kids and youth at Southlands Church in Fullerton, California. She has partnered with ministries in various nations, including Uganda, India, and Cambodia. She completed her undergraduate studies at Biola University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in mathematics with minors in communication studies, elementary education, and Biblical studies. Chelsie went on to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Master of Science in Curriculum, Instruction, and Publication — all from Biola. She spent nearly seven years working for a supplemental education program that focused on mathematics. She now works as a full-time faculty member at Biola University, as the Director of Quantitative Reasoning and Instructor of Mathematics. Chelsie is passionate about teaching and helping others to walk into the freedom that she has experienced in Christ. She is also committed to improving education in impoverished areas, both in the U.S. and in other nations.