Keith works in the field of conflict resolution and restorative justice. As well as delivering conflict and communication training, Keith leads processes to re-shape congregational identity, mission and direction, and provides congregational assessments and mediation for leaders, leadership teams and congregations.
Keith teaches in the Peace and Conflict Studies program at Conrad Grebel University College, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, and holds an Advanced Certificate in Conflict Management and Faith Communities from the same institution.
He is a member of the First Mennonite Church in Kitchener Ontario.
“I am increasingly aware that my ability to love those who have hired me is foundational to my ability to do the work I am asked to do. In the absence of love I cannot listen deeply to the desires and hurts expressed by those with whom I meet. In the absence of deep listening I cannot lead well, and my leadership will not be accepted. Through my loving, listening, and leading well, the door is opened for a congregation and its leaders to find and engage a way through the difficulties they are facing.”