Keith Nester is a former pastor/youth 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 of 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 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 Podcast “Catholic Feedback”. 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 3 adult children and live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.