Keith Nester

March 23, 2023

Keith Nester is a former pastor with more than 20 years in full-time ministry. Keith served in United Methodist, Assemblies of God, and Evangelical Free churches in various roles. In 2017, after a 20-year-long discernment process, Keith resigned from his full-time ministry position and joined the Catholic Church. In October 2018, Keith felt the call of God to write a book about what life is like for converts in their first year. The Convert’s Guide to Roman Catholicism: Your First Year in the Church is a down-to-earth, realistic look at the transitions, obstacles, joys and challenges new converts face in their first year in the Church. Keith hopes this book will help people who are making the transition into the Church to not only survive but thrive in their new home.

As the Executive Director of Down to Earth Ministries, Keith continues to use his preaching gifts to speak to audiences about faith, theology, and his journey to Catholicism. Keith also creates content on YouTube and his Podcasts “Unpacking the Mass” and “Catholic Feedback.” Keith’s newest book “Unpacking the Mysteries of the Rosary” is a helpful guide to praying the rosary. His meditations on the mysteries of the rosary are enjoyed by people all over the world through his daily live-stream prayer community called “The Rosary Crew.”

In his spare time, Keith loves to ride his Indian motorcycle, and spend time with his family and friends. Keith and his wife Estelle have three adult children and live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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