Pete Kelly


Pete Kelly is the CEO of Apartment Life—a growing nationwide ministry helping people see their neighbors as their greatest amenity, while also improving financial return for real estate owners. He joined Apartment Life after spending 24 years working at Cru. During his tenure there, he served as Executive Director of Leadership Development and Executive Director of Fund Development. Over the years Pete has worked with college students at Oklahoma State University and the University of Arkansas. Two years after Hurricane Katrina, he moved his family to New Orleans to work with college students and help with the city’s rebuilding efforts.


Pete graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1991. He and his wife, Chanin, got engaged while serving with Cru in Estonia, and they have two children, Anna Kate and Jack. His hobbies include triathlons, listening to audio books, dating his wife, playing with his kids, and grilling in the backyard