Meet the Staff

Father Christopher Keough, ThD, DMin, MDiv, Pastor

Fr. Chris Keough was ordained a priest in 1993. He served parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Milwaukee, and was received as a priest in the Charismatic Episcopal Church (CEC) in 2007. He was appointed Vicar (Priest in Charge) of Bread of Life in November of 2011. He currently serves as the Canon to the Ordinary (Assistant to the Bishop) in the Central Diocese. He served three years as Chair of the CEC Commission for Church Planting and Development in the United States, and as a member of the CEC International Commission on Canons.

Fr. Chris received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in German and Spanish. He received the degree Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Nashotah House Seminary, and the degree Doctor of Ministry (DMin) from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. He received the degree Doctor of Theology (ThD) from Andersonville Baptist Theological Seminary in Camilla, Georgia. He is a life-professed member of the Order of Franciscan Penitents (OFP) a religious order in the Charismatic Episcopal Church.

Fr. Chris and Dawn have been married 36 years and have one child, Sarah. Dawn is a graphic designer and web site developer for a Milwaukee company. Sarah graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a degree in English and Psychology, and from Montana Wilderness School of the Bible. She then worked two years for Americorps in Federal Way (Seattle), Washington. Sarah earned the degree of Master of Divinity at Seattle Pacific University in 2016, and is currently a PhD student in Theology at Boston University.

Fr. Chris' beloved Dachshund, Vivian, passed away May 31, 2020 (Pentecost Sunday) at the age of 17 1/2. She was the BEST church dog ever!! Fr. Chris and Dawn welcomed Hildegard (just five months old and another Dachshund!) into their home in June. Hildy is a "church dog in training."

Rev. Ralph E. Modjeska, Deacon

Rev. Ralph Edward Modjeska is the Deacon at Bread of Life, ordained March 14, 2018. Deacon Ralph also serves as Chaplain for Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha County Fire Chiefs Association, Flight for Life of Southeast Wisconsin, Federation of Fire Chaplains, and International Critical Incident Stress Foundation Debriefing. Ralph was a city of Milwaukee firefighter for thirty years before retirement. His dear wife Nannette passed away in 2019. He lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin.