Areo Keller

Early Education Coordinator

Areo Keller, named after REO Speedwagon, grew up in Pittsburgh, PA. She moved to the city in April 2018 and settled into the West Side neighborhood.

She previously taught Preschool and Kindergarten on Sundays, and she was officially hired on to the West Side team as Preschool Coordinator in September 2019. In her role, she writes lessons, coordinates volunteers, and teaches children aged 3-5 (Preschool and Pre-K). “Nothing can compare to the absolute joy I feel when I can share God’s love with kids and show them love by ‘doing,’” she says. “I love their humor, goofiness, creativity, and curiosity. Their truly child-like faith inspires me to pursue that kind of relationship with my divine and loving Creator.”

Areo has a BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. In her free time, you can find her performing, running in NYC parks, doing yoga, writing, or cooking gluten-free. She volunteers her time with the West Side Youth Ministry and also works with Pure Creative Arts (non-profit arts outreach organization) which uses arts outreach and mentorship as a vessel to inspire young people to recognize and embrace their identities in Christ.