Gay Catholic speaker, apologist, peer mentor and evangelist

retired supply chain executive, apostolic leader

Keith Wildenberg
"Modern people listen more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if they do list to teachers, it is because they are witnesses." - Pope Paul VI, Evangelii nuntiandi 41
Catholic institutions are ready to form L G B & T people as faithful and intentional disciples.

Building Catholic Futures equips apostolic leaders to evangelize and catechize gay people of all ages. We call forth witnesses from the margins to the forefront of the Church's mission.

After a successful business career, Keith joins with other gay, lesbian, bi, and same-sex attracted Catholics to develop tools and resources for LGBT+ ministry, created in consultation with those who might use them. Keith and his colleagues will help you to:

... find and develop trustworthy mentors in your local community.
... read Scripture, the lives of the saints, and recent gay history in ways that can inspire, rather than divide.
... discern and foster the good, the true, and the beautiful in people's desires.
... fit the challenges of social justice and the moral life into a broader whole: the life of a missionary disciple.

Keith envisions a Church in which every Catholic leader is confident and able to speak credibly about questions important to lgbt&Q people. (Click "+" to learn more)

  1. JOURNEYS, Workshops and retreats for leaders in disciple-making

     

    Building Catholic Journeys workshops and retreats are a curriculum on the "art of accompaniment," shaped around the lived experiences and needs of LGBT+ believers.

    Keith also offers conversations for pastors and ministry leaders to explore the role of gay discipleship in parish life, ministries, sacraments, and leadership.

  2. FUTURES, Resources for those with young people in their care

     

    Catholic Futures resources are for parents and other educators.

    Workshops help Catholic schools turn potential conflicts into opportunities for witness.

    Worksheets introduce students to historical figures who experienced same-sex attraction and deep Catholic faith.

    A guide written by Keith's co-founder, Eve Tushnet, helps parents talk to their kids about LGBT+ questions.

  3. WITNESSES, Retreats, panels, and conversations for and by LGBT+ Catholics

    Building Catholic Witnesses programs offer testimony and conversation showcasing the diversity of faithful gay Catholic lives.

    Panel discussions with Q&A.

    Guided conversations with school and parish LGBT+ affinity groups.

    A Scripture-based retreat that culminates in a "Testimony Builder" to help LGBT+ believers to tell their stories in ways that lead others to deeper love for Christ and his Church.

  4. SHEPHERDS, Conversations and convocations for clergy and other ministry professionals

    Catholic Shepherds conversations help pastors and professionals to share best (and worst!) practices.

    Explore the expectations, assumptions, hopes, and fears that LGBT+ people bring to encounters with priests and parish life.

    Assess the leadership potential of the LGBT+ witnesses who may be hesitant to share their calls and gifts.

Experience Highlights

  • Co-Founder (2023 - present)
    Building Catholic Futures: We make Catholic institutions ready to work with gay leaders & disciples
  • Professional Independent Consultant (2018-present)
    executive advisory services in end-to-end supply chain digital transformation
  • Director of Product Management (2019)
    Cuyana. Head of ERP products: supply chain, stores, warehouses, planning, inventory, financial
  • Director IT Product & Solution Strategy (2014 - 2018)
    GAP INC.  Responsible for distributed order management, transportation and global trade management
  • Business Strategy Consultant (2012 - 2014)
    target technology services. responsible for Omni channel warehouse management
  • Director of Supply Chain Design, Planning Methods, & Logistics Products Europe (2007 - 2012)
    cnh (formerly fiat industrial). responsible for  mrp and line planning tools/processes at 13 plants
  • Supply Chain Digital Transformation Project Manager & Program Facilitator (1998 - 2007)
    cnh (formerly fiat industrial). merging the supply chain tools and processes of four global brands

Education Highlights

  • Master of Business Administration / Finance
    Marquette university, Milwaukee wi
  • Bachelor of Science and Arts / Church History
    saint john's university, Collegeville mn
  • Summer Program, Business and Economics in the European Union
    Marquette University @ university of Antwerp, Antwerp BElgium

Causes

  • Building Catholic Futures / Building Catholic Witnesses
    mentoring, Forming, and empowering gay catholics for lives of intentional discipleship
  • Choral Music, Tenor
    st dominic schola cantorum, kantorei, torino vocal ensemble, bel canto chorus, Monteverdi masters

Location

San Francisco, California USA

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