Alumni | University of Valley Forge



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Welcome back to the University of Valley Forge (UVF)! You are always welcome here. Remember those chilly fall days walking to class with friends, dialogues with caring professors, and the lessons that could only be learned in those few special years spent in chapel or the residence halls? You will always be part of this community, whether you graduated from UVF or one of its previous merger schools, and we encourage you to stay connected with us.


As a graduate of UVF, you join more than 5,000 alumni worldwide serving as leaders in the church and in the world. Whether you have found yourself on the mission field of a foreign country, as a kindergarten teacher in a public school, a business leader in a corporation, or a pastor, counselor, or musician – you represent all that UVF does through the leading of the Holy Spirit.


You ARE the University of Valley Forge!


Each year during Homecoming, the UVF Alumni Association presents awards to recognize alumni who are making a remarkable difference in their churches, communities, workplaces, and, ultimately, in the Kingdom of God. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2020 Distinguished Young Alumni Service Award and the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Service Award.


We are so excited to host you and provide opportunities for you to connect with fellow alumni! This year our theme is “Generations” because we are celebrating 80 years as a Forge Family!  We have chosen Psalm 145:4 as our theme verse: “One generation commends Your works to another; they tell of Your mighty acts.” As we join together at Homecoming this year, we want to glorify the Lord as we proclaim all that HE has done in and through each generation in these 80 years.


The staff and faculty of the University of Valley Forge want to make sure that you have the resources you need to make the personal and professional connections that will enhance your career or ministry. As UVF alumni, you stay part of the family long after you receive your degree, and we want to continue to be a community of support as you discover God’s plan for your life.

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Meet the President of the Alumni Association: Kim Keinath

Kim Keinath

While attending the University of Valley Forge (then Valley Forge Christian College) from 1978-81, the seeds for ministry were planted in Kim’s heart. It was there that she met her husband, Dr. Thomas Keinath ’81, with whom she has ministered for over 30 years. Early on they served as associate pastors in Hazleton, PA and in Wayne, NJ; they also ministered at the Teen Challenge Training Center in Rehersburg, PA. Kim continued to support Tom as lead pastor of New Life A/G in Lancaster, PA and as part of the teaching faculty at Central Bible College in Springfield, MO. For 17 years they served as lead pastors at Calvary Temple International A/G in Wayne, NJ.


Kim went on to graduate from the University of Valley Forge in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministries and to receive her ministerial ordination in May 2017. In 2018 she completed the requirements to become a Chaplain with Christ in Action, based in Manassas, VA.


Kim and Tom have three married daughters—all graduates of UVF—and three beautiful grandchildren. Kim is an avid reader, especially in her studies of the Bible. She also enjoys playing the piano, sculpting pottery and taking long walks.

Meet the Vice President of the Alumni Association: Pastor Rich Jones

Growing up in a pastor’s home, Rich spent a lot of time in church. After graduating from Valley Forge Christian College in 1992, he married Jodi, his college sweetheart, a month later. They have been happily married now for 25 years, and have two beautiful girls, JoLyn and Jacki.


For twenty years, Rich served in several churches in MI, NJ, and PA as a student ministries pastor. In 2008, he and Jodi felt the call to plant a church in the city of Pittsburgh. After serving Element Church for 7 years, Rich and Jodi have recently followed God’s call back to Philadelphia to the church they first served in as youth pastors after they graduated from college. They are in the process of revitalizing that church and have reintroduced it to the community of Roxborough as HighPointe Church.


More recently, Rich has started HighPointe Productions, a printing enterprise that focuses on offering quality print work at affordable prices.  In addition to serving area corporate printing needs, they also offer significant discounts to churches, missionaries, and other non-profit organizations.

Rich Jones