About Keith Clark-Hoyos

Keith is a conduit of compassion and grace, serving people of all faith traditions and no traditions with an understanding that we all are interconnected and find the source of our interconnectedness in different ways. Keith has an M.A. in Ministry, Leadership & Service from Claremont School of Theology, is a Certified Reiki Master in the Usui System of Natural Healing. He is also a Certified Public Bookkeeper, a Certified QuickBooks Advisor. Keith has a background of serving the Church as the Executive Associate Conference Minister for the United Church of Christ in Southern California and Nevada, as well as, over twelve years in retail and sales. He has served as a volunteer in many organizations, including Angel Interfaith Network, Disciples Seminary Foundation and Pilgrim Place. While Keith remains grounded through his work in administration and finance, Keith has also been called to a unique ministry of healing and spiritual direction, utilizing reiki, pastoral presence and care, multi-religious spiritual practices, and holding space for others to connect with the Divine and discover their own destiny and calling. Keith’s soul journey toward spiritual enlightenment involves blazing new trails as he learns to master the lessons of life brought by the Universe. Intimate relating, skillful management of shared resources, and profound “death-rebirth” transformations are the journey he has been upon for decades. Keith is gifted with deep insightful intuition and dedication, building upon his intrinsic inclinations toward transformative healing, making him a natural agent of change. The transformation and flux of Keith’s self-identity and personal resources have been such a natural skill and life theme that many of his personal life experiences have afforded him wisdom in these areas regarding how to successfully cope and creatively navigate through such transitions. Keith has a naturally ability to work powerfully with channeled energy. He is a natural teacher and sage, strongly motivated by a calling to share his natural wisdom and his many years of collected practical and spiritual insights with those who would benefit. Keith’s purpose as a transformative, spiritual healer is also partly realized through his work as a consultant and coach. Rounding out Keith’s natural skill as a transformative energy worker and insightful consultant, are Keith’s nurturing empathy, love and harmonious mediation into his work. Keith has walked the path of the spiritual seeker aimed toward him finally assuming his inevitable role as teacher, counselor, and transformative healer. Keith has a wealth of experience and gifts to offer the world in the unique signature only he can.

Church Credit Cards – Are they worth the risk?

Credit cards and debit cards are extremely convenient.  I rarely carry cash, or even my checkbook anymore.  It is so easy to pull out one of the cards in my wallet.  This is true for many of us, and has been for many years now.  We’ve seen it change the way churches operate; from seeking [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Church Administration|0 Comments

Five Common Mistakes Churches Make with Money and the Policies to Avoid Them

In June 2017, I was asked to make a presentation for the Southern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ during their Annual Gathering.  The video below is a recreation of my presentation.  The presentation title is Five Common Mistakes Churches Makes with Money and the Policies to Avoid Them.  In my presentation, [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Church Administration|0 Comments

Does My Church Need An Audit?

  Often within discussions about church finances, the question comes up, “should my church have an audit done?”  Well, similar to other questions asked in church, the answer is, “it all depends…”  The real question behind the question is what needs to be addressed.  What is it you are attempting to accomplish? Some [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Church Administration|0 Comments

Confidentiality and Church Contributions

I was told, “the treasurer is the only one who ever sees what anyone gives.”  The pastor of this smaller congregation explained to me how good this little church was at keeping the contributions of members a secret.  It was as if this was a point of pride for this congregation.  They aren’t the only [...]

By | June 13th, 2017|Church Administration|1 Comment

Prudent Management of Endowments

A far-to-underutilized-resource in churches and nonprofits is the building of a strong endowment.  Some of our organizations have them, some don't and, sadly, some really don't know.  As I performed an audit on a local church recently, I came across several investment accounts that had not been touched for several years.  As I inquired about them [...]

By | March 12th, 2017|Church Administration|0 Comments