About the Chaplain
Keith was born and raised in the metropolitan Detroit area of southeastern Michigan. He became a Christian during his freshmen year of college which dramatically changed his life intellectually, morally, and spiritually. Keith attended Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, MI and graduated with a B.A. degree (biology major, psychology minor, and secondary teaching certification). His college activities included varsity wrestling (3 years) including team captain and national qualifier, prison ministry, laboratory assistant in both botany and zoology, dormitory floor social life director and spiritual life director, parent's weekend committee, and resident assistant (2 years).
Keith also holds an M.Div. degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY; a Th.M. degree in New Testament from Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, NJ; and both M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in New Testament from the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies at Drew University in Madison, NJ. The topic of his dissertation was "Contemporary Models for the Oral Transmission of the Gospels and the Problem of Continuity: An Analysis and Evaluation." Keith is also the author of an article in the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible, translator of a German article in the Journal of Higher Critical Studies, and has published numerous book reviews in various academic journals.
Keith is currently in his twentieth year as the Chaplain of the Wesley Foundation (the official campus ministry of the United Methodist Church) at Princeton University, where he is also the Director of the Graduate Christian Fellowship, a Faculty Fellow of Mathey College, and a Lecturer in both the Department of Religion and the University Center for Human Values. In addition, Keith is also an Adjunct Professor of Inductive Biblical Studies in the Extended Learning Program of Asbury Theological Seminary and an Professor of Bible and Theology at Somerset Christian College in Zarephath, NJ. Keith has taught over seventy college, university, and seminary level classes during his teaching career thus far.
Keith was selected by Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and College nationally as an outstanding campus leader, received a Young Leader of the Year Award from Spring Arbor College, recognized as the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference recipient of the 2003 Francis Asbury Award for fostering United Methodist Ministries in Higher Education, and selected as the recipient of the 2007 Professional Excellent Award from Spring Arbor University. He is a also member of the Institute for Biblical Research, National Association of College and University Chaplains, National Campus Ministry Association, Society of Biblical Literature, and the Wesleyan Theological Society.
Keith is the father of two children: a daughter Katie (23) and a son Josh (13). He enjoys backpacking, camping, canoeing, cycling, hiking, jogging, golf, photography, racquetball, reading, swimming, tennis, and travel. Keith has traveled all over the U.S. and also to the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, England, France, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Northern Ireland, Russia, Scotland, Thailand, Turkey, and Wales. He is a member of the Princeton United Methodist Church.