Rev. Dr. Chris Keating

Chris Keating grew up around the palm trees and smog of Los Angeles’ inland valley.  After graduating from the University of La Verne with a degree in journalism, he attended Princeton Theological Seminary and received his M.Div in 1987.  While at Princeton, he met his wife, Carol, who is also an ordained Presbyterian minister.  In 2006, he received the doctor of ministry degree from St. Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, MO.

Chris and Carol are the parents of three grown daughters and one teenage son. 

Chris is a member of the writing team for The Immediate Word, a publication of sermonsuite.com, and blogs regularly for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Faith Perspectives web page.  He’s the author of a soon to be published book of sermons dealing with the environment.  He has also been a feature writer for Messenger Magazine, a publication of the Church of the Brethren.

Since 1987, Chris has served three congregations as pastor or associate pastor.   He has received additional training as a Healthy Congregations facilitator, as well as training in conflict meditation from the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, andearned a certificate in environmental ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in 2013.  Chris has been at Woodlawn Chapel since 1999.

Give him a call at (636) 458-3009 or email him at pastor@woodlawnchapel.com if you want to talk about church, growing in faith, or even to swap recipes for an awesomely authentic Chicago-style Italian beef sandwich. He can also be found on Facebook and on Twitter at @Revckeating.

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