Celia was born in Bellevue, WA in 1981. She grew up in a family which loved God, music, the outdoors, and other people; she came to faith at a young age. Celia studied music at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Boston University, specializing in cello, baroque cello, and viola da gamba.
|Cello recital with Colin (Celia's brother) on viola|
|Celia with her family on her wedding day|
|Keith grew up in a family with two parents, two brothers, two sisters, and two dogs.|
Keith and Celia met while they were working as summer camp counselors at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. They got married in July 2005.
|Keith and Celia's relationship was a constant source of entertainment for their campers at Interlochen.|
In January 2006, they moved to Vancouver to begin theological studies at Regent College. Keith chose a Biblical Studies degree, while Celia studied Christianity and the Arts.
|Keith with his stack of books for his Biblical Studies concentration at Regent|
|Celia's Arts Thesis presentation|
|Sharing conversation and our favorite recipes with our Japanese friends|
|Preparing for the service with Tony, our mentor|
|Art exhibition and concert|
|Monthly church potluck and birthday celebration at Satsunae Lighthouse Church|
|One of many concerts Celia played with Shino Inoue|
Keith and Celia were appointed as members to OMF International in June 2010 and have returned to Japan on July 1, 2011 to finish their two year compulsory language study. Afterwards, they hope to continue in many of the same ministries they were involved in as short term missionaries: local church ministry, evangelistic concerts, hospitality, and friendship.
|Spreading the word about Japan and our ministry|