Rev. Jim Keat is the Digital Minister at The Riverside Church in New York City and the Director of Online Learning at the Center for Progressive Renewal. He is also a Digital Consultant to various progressive faith agencies and organizations. He is the producer of original media projects from The Riverside Church like Be Still and Go and Church Talk as well as the creator of the Thirty Second Bible project and Thirty Seconds or Less.
Previously Jim served as the Associate Minister of Education at Middle Collegiate Church, a Product Designer at Sparkhouse/Augsburg Fortress, and the Middle School Program + Content Pastor at Mars Hill Bible Church. He received his M.Div. from Western Theological Seminary where he received The Faculty Award for Advocacy in Racial Ethnic Reconciliation and The President's Community Life Award.
Jim lives and travels with his wife, Chelsea, and their two cats, Whitman and Wendell, in a 27’ Airstream Globetrotter. You can follow their Free and Simple adventure online or by following Free and Simple on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook.
Jim is a divergent thinker, an ideation specialist, and an aspiring minimalist. In his spare time he enjoys solving a Rubik’s cube, going on a long run, cooking dinner, playing board games, and editing videos. To find out more about Jim follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @IdeasDoneDaily.