Chaplain in Residence
Rev. Keri Olsen is an ordained deacon in the California Pacific Conference. She graduated from Candler School of Theology at Emory University with her Masters of Divinity in 2011. Keri is currently appointed as a Clinical Pastoral Education Certified Supervisory Candidate and hospital chaplain at UCLA Health Systems. She often sees the working of the Holy Spirit in the lives of those who are vulnerable and in the pastoral formation of chaplain residents she helps train. At First UMC Santa Monica Keri works closely with Rev. Robert English in ministry with visitors, young adults, and simple church. During her free time Keri enjoys painting, exercising and exploring Los Angeles.