About Rachael Keefe

Rachael Keefe is an author, the pastor of Living Table United Church of Christ in Minneapolis, MN, and an adjunct instructor of faith formation at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. Rachael is presently completing a three-year certification program as a Spiritual Director through Saint Catherine’s University. Before moving to MN in 2015, she served as the clinical chaplain for New Hampshire’s state psychiatric hospital. She has been a consistent advocate for youth, queer and trans people, people with development disabilities and those with mental health challenges. She serves on numerous boards and committees, and presents at conferences often, covering various mental health and faith topics. Rachael has a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological School, another master’s degree (ThM) from Princeton, in Christian Education and Counseling, and a doctoral degree (DMin) from Andover Newton Seminary at Yale Divinity School, formerly Andover Newton Theological School.

Since her ordination in 1992, Rachael has served in many different ministry settings both traditional and decidedly nontraditional. She authored a weekly blog for a decade based on the Revised Common Lectionary, aimed at enticing people to contemplate faith outside the walls of the church. Her complete 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 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.

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