Keith D. Ray II is Senior Pastor of Clemson United Methodist Church. He has been a UM pastor for over 25 years and served previously as Associate University Chaplain and Assistant Professor of Religion at Furman University. Keith is a graduate of Marshall University (B.A. in Economics), Candler School of Theology at Emory University (M.Div.), and Northern Seminary (D.Min. in Worship Studies). He has done additional graduate work in liturgical studies at the University of Notre Dame. Keith has taught in the field of worship and liturgy at three theological schools and directed numerous doctoral students in developing theses in worship studies. Keith’s passion is leading the church to embody social holiness and social justice. He serves on the Board of Directors of Colibrí Center for Human Rights, a family advocacy organization working to end migrant death and related suffering on the U.S./Mexico border.

At LEAD 2017 Keith will talk about:

…the role of Christian clergy in partnering with social justice advocates by providing spiritual care to a diverse community, often outside the boundaries of the church. By relaying my experience with the Colibrí Center for Human Rights, I hope to encourage all of us to explore creatively the notion of John Wesley that the world is our parish.

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