Callid Keefe-Perry

Educator, Minister, and Advocate for the Arts in Arlington, Massachusetts

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Callid Keefe-Perry is a member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and travels in the ministry – within and beyond his denomination – offering workshops, retreats, and trainings on discernment, arts ministries, and Quaker faith and practice.

He worships at Fresh Pond Meeting in Cambridge, MA while he studies for his Doctorate in Theological Studies at Boston University’s School of Theology. There he is working on a public theology of public education as well as a number of side projects relating to creative and liberation approaches to Adult Religious Education.

He is a graduate of the University of Rochester with an interdisciplinary BA in Motivational Psychology and Communication Theory; of Earlham College with a Masters of Teaching; and of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School with an MDiv. He is the author of Way to Water: A Theopoetics Primer and one of the founders of the Association for Theopoetics Research and Exploration.

Callid has been a public school teacher for middle and high school, has taught and performed improvised theatre, been a founder and manager of Rochester, NY's The Space: Theater and Gallery, and worked as a consultant on the use of the Arts in public schools. With his wife Kristina he has also taught Quakerism at the Pendle Hill Retreat Center and co-developed the Jewels of Quakerism curricula. They are currently working on a new podcast about Quaker ministry, "On Carrying a Concern."

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  • Education
    • Monroe Community College
    • University of Rochester
    • Earlham College
    • Boston University School of Theology
    • Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School