Keith works co-vocationally as a licensed realtor with Coldwell Banker Realty and as the bishop for the Landisville-Manor District with LMC (a fellowship of Anabaptist Churches formerly known as Lancaster Mennonite Conference). Prior to his work as a bishop, Keith served as lead pastor at Mountville Mennonite Church for nine years. He also has worked in international mission administration with Eastern Mennonite Missions and served in various capacities there. His last assignment at Eastern Mennonite Missions was giving oversight for long-term missionaries in Eastern & Western Europe.
Keith is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University, where he completed degrees in Biology and in Christian Ministries. In addition, Keith also graduated from Eastern Mennonite Seminary with a Certificate in Ministry Leadership. Keith has been married to Brenda (Burkhart) Blank for more than 38 years and they are the parents of three adult children. Bekah married to AJ Leaman, Laura married to Will Poskitt, and Matthew married to Kiersten Stoltzfus Blank. Keith and Brenda also have five grandchildren.
Keith was born in Mexico where his parents served for 12 years as pioneer missionaries with Franconia Mennonite Missions among an indigenous people group. His passion and commitment is to help the Church grow in the areas of discipleship and mission. Keith’s vision is to empower, equip and support leaders as they seek to follow Jesus both in the church and in the marketplace. His life mission statement is “to equip, raise up, and mobilize leaders in the body of Christ while modeling an obedient, Spirit-filled life thereby enabling others to see their own gifting and calling.”