May is Mental Health Awareness month. Join us as we talk with Sarah Griffith Lund, author of Blessed Are the Crazy, and Rachael Keefe, author of The Lifesaving Church and learn more about how to respond to mental illness and suicide in your church and steps you can take to build a lifesaving community.
Rev. Rachael A. Keefe is the pastor of Living Table United Church of Christ (UCC) in the Twin Cities. Since being ordained by the UCC in 1992, Rachael has served in many different ministry settings both traditional and decidedly nontraditional, in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Minnesota. She has a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological School, another Masters 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. Rachael is a pastor, an author, a painter, and a poet. On sunny afternoons you might see her with her easel at a local park or river walkway.
Rev. Sarah Griffith Lund is passionate about loving her family, God, and being part of faith communities. She is an ordained minister and has served as pastor to churches in Brooklyn, NY, Minneapolis, MN, and New Smyrna Beach, FL. She holds degrees from Trinity University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Rutgers University, and McCormick Theological Seminary. After serving Christian Theological Seminary as Vice President for Advancement, she was called in 2018 as senior pastor at First Congregational United Church of Christ of Indianapolis, IN.
Rev. Jim Keat is the host of CPR Live and the Director of Online Learning at The Center for Progressive Renewal. He is also the Associate Minister of Digital Strategy & Online Engagement at The Riverside Church in New York City as well as the creator of online projects and platforms like Thirty Seconds or Less, Be Still and Go, That'll Preach, ChurchTalk, Live from the Bell Tower, and more. Jim is a divergent thinker, an ideation specialist, and an aspiring minimalist.