A Speaker for all ages! For all Christians! Kelly is a dynamic speaker who combines her professional experience as a comedic entertainer with stories of her powerful conversion, prayer, and faith in action. The former Miss America Runner-Up and Talent Winner has performed as the opening act for Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Charlie Daniels and many more. She has emceed the Miss Michigan Pageant for 23 years and recently emceed the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas. She is a dynamic entertainer, fiddle player, and musical comedienne, and has performed her one-woman show in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, on cruise ships, and for corporations worldwide. After a life-changing conversion in 2000, Nieto created The Cross and The Light, an epic Broadway-style Musical & Concert Experience of Christ’s Passion to Pentecost. Over 70,000 people have witnessed this incredible event!
The international, award-nominated, Christ-centered production is the brainchild of former Miss America runner up Kelly Garver Nieto, who previously worked with Garth Brooks and Willie Nelson prior to writing and composing this rich, authentic adaptation of Christ’s Passion through Pentecost. The Cross and the Light premiere at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit attracted over ten thousand faithful from across the country before opening at Motown’s famed Music Hall in 2013. Now in its fifth season, 2016 dates are booking for next Lent. Enjoy a discounted speaking rate if your organization would like to host Kelly Nieto in conjunction with the performance.