Derek Keefe


Derek KeefeHometown
Born in Lexington, Kentucky, USA, Derek has lived in two countries, five states, and more than a dozen cities. Home is where you make it.

MA, History of Christianity, Wheaton College
MA, Theological Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary
BA, History, Psychology, Anderson University

Thesis topic
Under the supervision of Judith Wolfe, I am working on a thesis tentatively entitled, There and back again: A rhetorical and phenomenological consideration of the ways participants get into ‘texts’ and the ways ‘texts’ get into participants.

Other information
Derek’s work experience includes stints as research assistant for the Centre for Contemporary Christianity in Ireland (under the sponsorship of the Mennonite Mission Network), as theology editor and book review manager for Christianity Today magazine, and as senior copyeditor in media and publishing for the Presbyterian Church (USA). He also provides editorial services on contract for clients such as Baker Academic, Brazos Press, and Duke Divinity School.

Derek enjoys conversation, a fine cuppa, rambling about, weather, long shadows, scones, making light, traveling, and hermitage retreats. His pet interests include apple lore, woodcuts, typography, golden age hip-hop, early bluegrass and traditional folk music, and the paintings of Russian Symbolist Mikhail Nesterov.

Derek’s wife, Sherrill, is the finest of human beings and a visual artist who works in various