Zion United Methodist Church
Monday, December 18, 2017
Stepping out in faith to be Christ to others in the world

Meet Our Pastor

 
 
       
 

Pastor Kim is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church (UMC) and is part of the Virginia Annual Conference of the UMC. She is a graduate of the Methodist Theological School in Ohio with a Master in Divinity and a Master in Christian Education (1993). She has served rural and suburban churches in up state New York and in the Virginia Conference. Her husband, Kevin, moved the family to Harrogate, England to serve our country on July of 2013.

      Pastor Kim is a Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator, a certified spiritual director, and a Stephen Ministry Leader. She took her spiritual direction training through the RUAH school at Richmond Hill Retreat Center in Richmond, Virginia.

      Her undergraduate degree is from Ohio Wesleyan University where she took a BA in Botany and a minor in Zoology. When asked about this change in vocation it seems like a natural step to her as she moved the Creation to the Creator. Both have always been part of her life. She loves nature and often finds God in a quiet time walking through the woods or fields or simply gazing at a garden of flowers or a bird in flight.

      She loves creating and leading retreats and workshops, serving pulpit supply, and spiritual formation groups. She also does drama sketches of Esther, Mrs. Isaiah, The Bent Over Woman, Women at the well and Susanna. In her spare time she enjoys: knitting, crocheting, reading, photography, hiking, biking, traveling, scrap booking, and hanging out with family.

      "I love that Jesus was a healer. I believe God can heal the world, human beings, humanity, the Church and people in many different ways. I believe in Jesus' message of hope and peace for individuals, churches and the world."

      We welcome Pastor Kim, her husband, Kevin, sons Jason and Jonathon, and Buddy, the clergy canine!