A bit about me. My name is Jessica (Jes) Kast-Keat. I just finished my second year at Western Theological Seminary and have two more years left (4 year track). I am under care of classis at Hope Church in Holland, Michigan. The RCA world is newer to me, but is now the denomination I am planning on being ordained in. I have a wide Christian ecumenical background. I was invited to the RCA Emerging Leaders Conference in Nashville this past fall where God used this time to show me that the RCA was a home that I could be a part of. I looked around the table and saw 50% of the people there were of my gender and many different ethnicity's represented. I thought, if this is the future of the RCA, I want to be a part of this!
I am married to Jim Kast-Keat who works at Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, MI. I have loved seminary so much that Jim just began his journey at Western this year on their distance learning program.
What I am looking forward to at GS:
1-Celebrating the 30 years of women's ordination
2-I am hopeful about our conversation around the Belhar
3-Being with other seminarians and delegates on our journey this week
Like Peter, I enjoy the cyber-conversations, so please engage with thoughts and questions. Different perspectives are welcome.
Grace and Peace,