Kristina Keefe-Perry serves as a minister in the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and works for The American Baptist Churches of Massachusetts and the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (Quakers). In both contexts her personal contemplative disciplines serve to ground engagement in food-justice and environmental-justice work. She has an MA in Geography and an MDiv with a focus on Chaplaincy and Religious Conflict Transformation. Trained as a social geographer and community cartographer; Kristina has constructed several youth-directed endeavors from community mapping to service-learning projects and multi-stakeholder summits. She previously directed a university based service-learning student program and was a founder of Quaker Voluntary Service: both projects grounded in a praxis model of learning, action, contemplation/reflection, learning, and action.
Beyond explicitly religious service, Kristina was a founding member of her college’s move to host open and brave dialogs with young adults on sexuality and identity. She is a trained mediator and a veteran facilitator with experience in many contexts spanning from corporate business meetings to discernment sessions and spiritual retreats. Her specialty is the creative modality of World Café Conversations and she has used it to facilitate groups as small as 12 and auditoriums of more than 200: she has convened meetings that are bilingual, organizations doing program evaluation, and congregations making important decisions.