Chelsea grew up in the Seattle area and graduated from Dickinson College with a double major in Psychology and Religion. She also has a Master of Theological Studies degree from Boston University School of Theology. After working in higher education administration for several years in the Boston area, she moved to Oklahoma in order for her partner to be an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. Chelsea was the Business Administrator for a Methodist church while she lived in Oklahoma; she also taught a variety of yoga classes in her new town. She returned to the Pacific Northwest to begin raising a family and began working for Christ Church in 2014. Chelsea is responsible for the parish publications at Christ Church.