Keith Kron

Full name: Rev. Keith Kron

Transitions Director

Transitions in Ministries and Faith Development


Telephone: (617) 948-6409

Keith Kron, Transitions Director

Rev. Keith Kron is the Director of the Transitions Office for the Unitarian Universalist Association, helping congregations and ministers as they navigate the ministerial search process.

He is the former Director of the Office of Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Concerns for the UUA. He held this position for 14.5 years, from 1996-2010.

In his time working for the UUA, he has visited over 450 Unitarian Universalist congregations from Fairbanks, Alaska, to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and from Honolulu, Hawai’i, to St. John’s, Newfoundland. During his time at the UUA, over 550 congregations have become Welcoming Congregations. He has authored Living the Welcoming Congregation, a curriculum for congregations that have become Welcoming Congregations. He revised and updated Welcoming Congregation manual and has written a premarital counseling guide for same-sex couples. He is the co-editor for the Skinner House books Coming Out in Faith and In the Interim. He has co-written a children’s book, About Right and Wrong. He served as a contributor to Church of the Larger Fellowship, with special additions on good children’s literature for Faith Rockets.

Keith has worked with congregations witnessing for marriage equality and supported congregations in difficult times of conflict and harassment. He has stood by the fence in Wyoming where Matthew Shepard was left to die. He visits UU congregations 2-3 times a month.

He coordinates the Beyond Categorical Thinking program for the UUA (which promotes nondiscrimination in ministerial search), co-chaired the UUA’s Family Matters Task Force, leads anti-racism trainings for the UUA, and served for 10 years on the Skinner House Board of Directors.

Keith has served as chairperson of the General Assembly Planning Committee, chair of Interweave continental, and president of the Midwest UU Summer Assembly. He served on his home district’s board for five years, and his home congregation’s board of trustees for seven years. He won the Annual Program Fund’s best sermon award on giving and money in 1994.

Before becoming a UU minister, Keith was an elementary school teacher in Lexington, Kentucky. He went to seminary at Starr King School for the Ministry, a UU seminary in Berkeley, California. He was born and went to college in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has also lived in Connecticut, Kentucky, and Vancouver, Canada. He currently lives Providence, Rhode Island, having moved from Blaine, Washington, where he could see Canada from his house.

Keith has been a part-time tennis pro and an adjunct professor of religious education for Starr King School for the Ministry. He has taught an online course for school on children’s literature. He has created a special Harry Potter Jeopardy game and is considered by many an expert on Harry Potter. His personal collection of children’s books numbers over 9,000.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing tennis, working out, cycling, reading, and finding good bookstores. He has studied and leads trainings on the enneagram.

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Keith Kron's real-life stories have ministered to many - including him. They may also minister to you.

Sliding Doors: A Blog Following a Congregation in Search for Its Next Minister
Sliding Doors is a blog envisioned by UUA staff Keith Kron,Transitions Director, and Patrice Curtis, Associate Director of Interim Ministry.

Ideas | UU World

Newbery winner reflects author's liberal faith
From Ideas
Thoughtful teen novel weaves in themes from various world religions.

inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

About Right and Wrong
A Unitarian Universalist Book for Kids
From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

A child-friendly version of the sources of our Unitarian Universalist faith that inform our understanding of right and wrong.


Hospitality, Reparations and Our First Principle
From LeaderLab
How do we learn new practices of hospitality for our congregations and our ministries?
Why We Want and Resist Diversity
From LeaderLab
“We want to look more diverse but we don’t want to be more diverse.” How congregational systems keep ourselves in place and what we can do differently.

Skinner House Books

In the Interim
Strategies for Interim Ministers and Congregations, Second Edition
From Skinner House Books

Now in its second edition, this practical and insightful volume provides a road map for a transformative and fulfilling interim period.

Coming Out in Faith
Voices of LGBTQ Unitarian Universalists
From Skinner House Books

Also available as an eBook.


From Uplift
Listening and paying attention are spiritual practices. They are also acts of justice. There was a time when I saw the number of queer people in our...


Grieving Gun Violence
From WorshipWeb
Today, and forever, I grieve the loss of life. I grieve for the people who died in [name of most recent shooting]. I grieve for their families, friends,...

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