Rev Jes Kast

West End Collegiate

Jes Kast is the associate minister at West End Collegiate Church in New York City where she preaches, facilitates various education classes, and leads a weekly soup kitchen for some of the most vulnerable in our society.


Jes is active online on social media and as a writer, Tweeter, and documenter of the wonders of both God and New York City. She resides in the provocative space between pop culture and religion.

Think Christian

Jes regularly writes for Think Christian, a collaborative digital magazine that recognizes contemporary culture — from politics to the arts to business to science — as falling beneath God's sovereignty. 

The Twelve

Jes is one of The Twelve's bloggers who engage the world on a daily basis, looking at life through a Reformed Christian lens.



▲ A Welcoming Space: The Story of Room for All

This is the story of Room for All’s journey from a handful of people who believed in 2005 that God’s love embraces people of all sexual identities and gender expressions, to a flourishing network in ministry for LGBTQ inclusion in the RCA.

▲ Here’s Why You Might See Some Christians With Sparkly Crosses This Ash Wednesday via Buzzfeed

Traditionally on Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of Lent, you see Christians going about their daily routine with a gray smudge in the shape of a cross on their forehead. This year, you may notice some observers with a little extra sparkle.

▲ Soup-kitchen Church (paywall)

West End Collegiate's soup kitchen follows the Benedictine credo: “Welcome ev­eryone as if you are welcoming Christ.” 

▲ 2015 World Sexual Health Day

Center for Sex Education Executive Director Bill Taverner recently spoke at the 2015 World Sexual Health Day, hosted by WAS and the UNFPA. Jes brought a faith-based perspective to the event.