About Rachael Keefe
Rachael is the pastor of Living Table United Church of Christ, and adjunct faculty of faith formation at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Rachael has served in many, varied academic, clinical, and congregational and community-based ministry settings since her ordination in 1992. She holds graduate degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary and Andover Newton Seminary at Yale (formerly Andover Newton Theological School).
Rachael has been a consistent advocate for youth, queer and trans people, people with development disabilities and those with mental health challenges. She currently serves on numerous boards and committees, and presents at conferences often, speaking about various mental health and faith topics.
Her ministry and leadership often center around advocacy and mental health ministry. Her writing has been published by Chalice Press, The Christian Century, Red Letter Christians, Working Preacher, RevGalBlogPals, and others. Her most recent book is, The Lifesaving Church: Faith Communities and Suicide Prevention (Chalice Press, 2018).
Rachael’s complete RCL blog archive and more information on her other published works, spiritual direction, and public speaking availability are all on this website. When Rachael is not engaged in church activities, speaking or teaching, she enjoys spending time with her wife (Erika) and their dog (Morgan) and cat (Sophie), as well as painting, reading, sculpting, walking, and taking COVID-safe trips in their DIY shuttle bus-to-tiny-home conversion project.