Christian Fitness & Wellness Ministry

Championing Longevity in Ministry is our heartbeat.
MissionFiT is a fitness and wellness ministry that exists to get followers of Christ Faithful in Training so they can be FiT for the mission the Lord has laid before them. These days, stress and poor health often get in the way of our ability to fulfill and thrive in our calling. Our model is a small group environment, 3 phased progressional approach to 5 Fold FiTness, meaning the Physical, Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, and Social. We have several initiatives in which we serve with this model. We aspire to be the most effective organization at training God’s followers to be good and faithful stewards of their temple. MissionFiT is an IRS approved non-profit 501c3 organization.


We need to be Faithful In Training
so we can be FiT for the mission.


Our FiT Process



MissionFiT Overview

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“I really needed that conversation today. It’s been so long
since anyone has gotten on my health and exercise and
called me out on my bad habits.”

Shane Ardner

“Thanks for your investment in me and my family and getting me back on the right track health wise. Also, huge encouragement I have officially been off any anxiety medication for almost 2 months now and I am feeling pretty good. That is in large part due to the work of the Lord and exercise and eating better to take care of my gut. So Thank You!”

Anonymous, Christian Leader Athlete

I’ve realized Health is like time and money: if you don’t manage them, they will manage you. Like most leaders, I tend to put everything else first. I now put my health and wellbeing FIRST, and realize the healthier I become, the healthier other parts of my life have become, especially my marriage.” 

Matthew Thomas, Reboot Charlotte

MissionFiT was instrumental in providing me with some very important take-aways.  My wholeness is connected to my wellness. That it’s not enough to steward my time, talent, & treasure well; but also steward my temple well.  That self-care & fitness isn’t selfish, but one of the best gifts I can give my family, church & God.

Brian Duley, Senior Pastor Nikao Church

“We need to train our bodies in such a way that we have the energy, self-control and clarity of focus so that we can be faithful to live for the Gospel as long as we are permitted by God to live. MissionFiT’s not just a wellness program, but about patterns and perspective shifts that will work to encourage your spirit, train your body for many more years of faithful ministry, and give you some camaraderie for the journey!

Nic Schrieber, Church at Charlotte Pastor

“I’ve grown in my confidence with overcoming obstacles,
which has helped me in my fight against sin.”

John Martyn, Missionary

On Friday afternoon, I took my kids to the playground. My older boys asked me to play tag with them. One month ago, I would have said “no” because I would have been too tired and too out of shape to chase them. But Friday I wanted to play. I spent 30 minutes running around the playground in an intense game of freeze tag. And it felt good (except the part where it took me 10 minutes to finally catch one of the boys). My kids are getting a better dad each week that goes by. Thank You! Thank you for being willing to encourage and challenge our ministry team to honor God with our lives!

Anonymous, Christian Leader Athlete

I’ve learned that health affects spirituality.  Someone once said, many years ago, “When tiredness walks in, faith walks out.”  It is hard to have proper faith when are not healthy. Unhealthiness robs you of your faith.

Brent Watts, Abundant Life Pastor

“Six months ago, my total cholesterol triglycerides were high. I told my doctor to give me 6 months to see if I could make a difference. Exercise made all the difference, but when you add eating well & vitamins, you have the whole package & can’t help but succeed. Thanks MissionFiT for the role you played in my return to health.”

Debbie Bishop, Christian Leader Athlete

“As I become more disciplined in personal fitness, I see my overall work ethic, attitude, productivity and spiritual and mental health benefit.  God created us as whole beings, not compartmentalized beings.”

Ken Schmidt, Church at Charlotte Pastor

I began this journey out of conviction.  I have enjoyed good health and fitness in the past.  While I may not ever get back to the speed, agility, and stamina I had as an 18 year old, I can carry a lighter burden by making wise health choices and relieving stress through exercise not candy bars and Cherry Coke.

Jeremy Amick, Carmel Baptist Church Pastor


Kelsey Elmore
Kelsey ElmoreFounder & Trainer
The spunky little yankee now planted in a southern world is living her dream, as Founder of MissionFiT: restoring physical health to Christian leaders so they can thrive in ministry for the long haul. Kelsey has spent over a decade in the wellness industry with a broad range of experience from owning gyms to working on a corporate level with big brands, helping launch faith based fitness entities and managing sportscasters. She is now thrilled to bring her expertise over to the Christian community. With a passion to truly impact lives, she’s always excited to start serving the next community. Shoot her an email anytime at kelsey@missionfitlife.com.

Meet Our Team

Zoe Elmore
Zoe ElmoreWomens Speaker
Zoë is a powerful, passionate and effective Bible teacher who challenges women to live beyond their circumstances. Zoë is a beautiful servant-leader who prays for, encourages, and invests in the women she teaches. Described as “Captivating and charming with a dash of energy and sparkle”, her inspiring teaching impels women toward a life of intentional spirituality.
6 years of bible training with Bible Study Fellowship International
National speaker since 2000. Published articles for Proverbs 31 Ministries and is a contributing author in two books.
Yvonne Hart
Yvonne HartNutrition
Yvonne is a wife and mother of one son, Wyatt, who has been her inspiration for wanting to educate adults and children alike about the God-given power of food- it’s ability to heal, strengthen and sustain us for our best life yet! With a bachelor of science in Biology from Arizona State, she recently went on to complete her training at Duke University to be an Integrative Health Coach. She partners with individuals who desire to make lasting behavioral changes to meet their personal, professional and/ or health goals. She is passionate about cooking clean, delicious and healthy foods that provide longevity, mental clarity and sustained energy.
Pastor Nic Schreiber
Pastor Nic SchreiberPastor
Nic is the NextGen Pastor at New City Church – SouthPark Campus. He and his family have lived in Charlotte for three years. Nic and his wife are alumni of MissionFiT and continue to practice the holistic and healthy life practices as a family. Nic has been in pastoral ministry for 12 years, and has walked closely at different times to ministry burnout; but by the grace of God and through keeping the main things the main things, he has remained faithful to stewarding the calling that God has given to him.
Dale Fletcher
Dale FletcherFaith & Health Connection
With over 25 years of professional and ministerial experience in wellness, Dale loves to share biblical principles that foster whole-person health with others. To that end, his Bible study titled PathWay 2 Wholeness has transformed lives and brought healing and increased wholeness to hundreds of people.

· West Point Graduate and 20-year Army veteran
· Founder & Executive Director, Faith and Health Connection Ministry
· Vice President, Christian Coach Institute

Nick Hess
Nick HessTeen Fitness Director
Nick Hess is an experienced strength coach and lifelong athlete. With many of his fondest memories occurring as a young athlete, Nick has committed his career and stewardship to helping young athletes optimize those years. Nick started Sessions Sport & Fitness as a vehicle to help a large amount of young athletes develop goals, skills, character and friendships at a young age. Nick also coaches at Covenant Day School where he indulges in the integration of faith and athletics. “It is important for young people to surrender to their faith in God. Many things in life are out of our control and athletics are a great demonstration of that reality.”
Emily Massey
Emily MasseyPA
Emily Massey is a native of Charlotte, graduating from West Charlotte High School and thereafter, graduating magna cum laude from Duke University. She completed her Masters in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies with honors at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2007 and completed her practice of dermatology in 2010. During her time as a PA, she authored several articles which were published in medical journals. Currently, she enjoys being a mom and working in her husband’s dental practice. She is passionate about Christ’s heartbeat found in and thru MissionFit and is thankful to be a part of its wellness community. Emily attends New City Church.
Lauren Caruso
Lauren CarusoNurse
Lauren is a wife and mother of two. She is a registered nurse with 7 years of Emergency Room Nursing experience. She played Division 1 soccer at Radford University. After college took up running and raced in 10 half marathons and 1 full marathon. She currently holds her Crossfit level 1 certification and has been coaching at Crossfit Indian Trail for the past 4 years. She is passionate about using her God given talents as a nurse and coach to help others lead healthy and active lives. Philippians 4:13
Cynthia Rich
Cynthia RichMeditation & Breathing
Cynthia is the CEO of SetYourBodyFree, LLC which has provided holistic nutrition solutions and coaching to thousands of clients since 2010. Through her company she has gained a platform in the Direct Selling Industry as a top income earner, motivational speaker and trainer. Originally from Southern California, Cynthia has been a fitness enthusiast her entire life and is passionate about helping people achieve optimal health in all aspects of their lives, physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually. She found meditation and yoga to be a huge part of the tool box for health and healing and completed a 225-hour yoga teacher certification in 2016 and a Master’s program in 2018 through Holy Yoga Global LLC. She enjoys teaching private small group classes as well as Christian women’s retreats. Cynthia also serves on the Board of Directors for the Holy Yoga Foundation which provides soul care and fosters community among Christian yoga instructors globally. She is passionate about her faith, her friends, her two grown daughters and all of their fur babies.
Leiran Llaneza
Leiran LlanezaPA
Keiran is a board certified Physician Assistant. She studied at Samford University where she earned her bachelors degree in biology. She completed the Physician Assistant Program at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2005. Keiran began working for Pediatric Urology Associates in 2006 until leaving in 2008 to practice in the Emergency Department and General Pediatrics. She returned to Pediatric Urology Associates in 2013. She is a mother of five children and spends most of her spare time with them.
Dr. Joanne Perry
Dr. Joanne PerryMental Fitness
Dr. Joanne Perry, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist who works within the Novant Health Orthopedic Service Line, where she provides clinical, health, and sport psychological services to orthopedic and sports medicine patients. Dr. Perry attended Saint Louis University for her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Sport Psychology. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Perry conducts applied research and has published on a variety of topics within the field of sport psychology.


Kelsey Elmore

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Become a MissionFiT coach

Coaches that serve under MissionFiT are a part of the MissionFiT Academy.
Our Academy prepares the heart, mind, body and soul to serve within the context of fitness and wellness. Depending on what skills the coach comes into the Academy with, we have certifications prepared to fill the gaps. All of our coaches are equipped in:

1. Fitness (performing, teaching, coaching, and modifying movement)
2. Nutrition
3. Physical wellness practices
4. Spiritual Wellness
5. Life Coaching
6. Psychology in Coaching
7. Discipleship
8. Leadership
9. Pastoral Health