Noe Valley Ministry’s former pastor, Rev. Keenan Kelsey, made an indelible mark on the ministry of this church. Her 13 years of service as our pastor brought compassion, empathy, energy and vision to the life and work of this church, spreading out to the community in tangible ways. Noe Valley Ministry Presbyterian Church is a more vital congregation because of her dedication and passion.
Given this legacy, the congregation of Noe Valley Ministry voted to name her “Pastor Emerita” on October 29, 2017. The title “Pastor Emerita” is an honorary title. There are no official duties or privileges associated with the honor. It is, however, a recognition of Rev. Kelsey’s great contribution to the ministry of this church.