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Rev. Diane Kenaston

The Rev. Diane Kenaston is the co-founder and principal of The Good Friday Collaborative, which supports churches concluding ministry through merging, closing, relocating, or restarting.

Diane led a church merger after a decade of pastoring United Methodist churches in West Virginia and Missouri. Earlier she facilitated the sale of two parsonages and helped two yoked churches discern that it was time to separate. As a pastor, she specialized in adaptive change and cultivating communities of justice and peace.

Today, she is a clergy coach and writer based out of New Haven, Connecticut. She is writing a devotional book for churches with uncertain futures.

In addition to the sacred work of congregational endings, Diane is passionate about ecumenical ministry. Diane is a board member of Young Clergy Women International, and she recently served in the United Kingdom as County Ecumenical Officer for Churches Together in Cambridgeshire.

Diane and her clergy spouse have one very energetic five-year-old child. You can find Diane online at and

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