About Our Speakers
G. Keith Sjöstrand has been an ordained minister with the UPCI for more than 30 years. He served as assistant, associate, and finally pastor of the Lonoke Apostolic Church during his 27-year tenure in Arkansas alongside his father. Keith has received a BA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in psychology and mathematics; and an MS in psychology from the University of Central Arkansas, where he is currently ABD (All But Dissertation) in receiving his doctoral degree in school psychology from UCA. He received his Psychological Examiner’s License in 1987, and during his professional career over 20 years, Keith served as licensed counselor for Professional Counseling Associates, licensed school psychological examiner for multiple public school districts in Arkansas, and resident counselor for the Lonoke County Shelter for Abused and Neglected Children. He also served as on the youth board of the Arkansas District United Pentecostal Church and offered pro bono counseling for pastors and congregations locally, nationally, and internationally. Currently, he serves as pastor of Christian Apostolic Church, in Newark Ohio, and Presbyter on the Ohio District Board of the United Pentecostal Church International. He continues to offer pro bono counseling services to the body of Christ and the community at large.
Janice Sjöstrand received a BSE, MSE, and EdD from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and during her professional career of 13 years, served as secondary classroom teacher of Spanish and English, district administrator for the ESL program in Lonoke Public School district, guest lecturer at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and motivational speaker and performer. She opened for Ray Charles in Little Rock, Arkansas, performed for the Arkansas General Assembly, for both President Clinton’s inaugural prayer services, and for the United States National Prayer Breakfast, and sang at President Clinton’s mother’s funeral. Barbra Streisand cites Janice’s rendition of “Holy Ground” at Mrs. Kelly’s funeral as the inspiration for her CD “Higher Ground.” Janice also composed “Alabaster Box,” winner of the 2001 Dove Award and recorded by gospel artist CeCe Winans. Janice is currently licensed in the state of Ohio as a public school administrator and serves with her husband at Christian Apostolic Church. Janice was recently appointed to the Sunday School Curriculum Board of the UPCI.
Keith & Janice have been married for 36 years in November. During their ministry together, they have spoken at numerous family life seminars and leadership development conferences in the USA and abroad, and now host the annual Ohio District Marriage Retreat. They have 2 daughters, Caitlin, and Sheena Sjöstrand-Post, one son-in-law, David Post, and, one granddaughter, Siobhán Post (pronounced Shavonne). The family live and worship together in Newark, Ohio.