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 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
Keith and his wife Estelle have 3 adult children and live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They
own and operate Cast of Thousands Photography