Dr. Kays is the former CEO and President of FaithLife Financial. Prior to becoming President in 2004, he served on its board of directors since 1987, and held a number of positions, including Board Chair.
He earned his Master of Divinity degree at Concordia Seminary, St Louis, MO., and his Master of Social Work at Washington University in St Louis. In 1993, he was awarded a PHD specializing in organizational leadership from Waterloo’s Wilfrid Laurier University. In 2003 he graduated from Stanford University’s International Executive Development Program.
A former municipal councilor, Dr. Kays is also a past president of the Lutheran Health Care Association of Canada, served as chair of the Provincial Interfaith Committee for Chaplaincy Services, as well as being chair of the Ministerial Health Committee of the East District-Lutheran Church-Canada. He has served on the board of directors of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, on numerous provincial committees and task forces.
He is currently serving as a special advisor to the Lutheran Church Canada Pension Board, as well as being an active Rotarian. He recently acquired his corporate director designation (ICD.D) from the Institute for Corporate Directors.