David Keck

David Keck

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has appointed Rev. David Keck as its new chaplain.

Rev. Keck comes to Embry-Riddle from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia 

Rev. David Keck Named New Daytona Beach Chaplain

Mon Aug 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM

David Keck

David Keck

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has appointed Rev. David Keck as its new chaplain.

Rev. Keck comes to Embry-Riddle from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, where he served as chaplain and pastor for the past four years. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale College, a master’s and doctoral degree in history from Harvard University and a master’s degree in divinity from Duke Divinity School. He has been a clergyman since 2003, serving in various pastoral roles including teaching pastoral theology at Duke.

“I had a call to minister,” Rev. Keck said, “and I’ve always been involved in academic matters. Combining the two is what I really enjoy: ministering in an academic setting.”

Helping others identify their own callings, he added, will be a primary focus in his new position, along with helping students “find a spiritual home,” offering them a listening ear and promoting interfaith dialog on campus.

A harp player, Rev. Keck also plans to organize fellow musicians on campus to host a meditative prayer/relaxation session — “a time for stillness and gentle music.” He’s looking into scheduling a midweek Protestant service, as well, and wants to help interfaith student groups coordinate cooperative service projects.

To contact Rev. Keck, email keckd2@erau.edu or call (386) 226-6580.

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