Kercida has a BA from the University of Texas. She has been in ministry professionally for more than 3 decades. She has worked in and with all sizes of congregations as well as being a writer and consultant for the United Methodist Publishing House. She was a part of the launch team that brought Project Transformation to Rio Texas and was chairman of the board until becoming CEO in November, 2016.
She speaks French, Church, Spanish, Children, Hebrew, Italian and Sign Language.