Associate for Pastoral Care
Kim was born Jewish, grew up charismatic, and came to a Reformed understanding of the faith as a young adult. She and her partner, Shane, began attending Mossy Creek Presbyterian about 9 years ago, and found a welcoming church home for their children in this PCUSA church.
Kim has been a short-term missions leader, a preschool teacher, a writer, and for many years, a therapeutic foster parent. As a mother to six quickly growing young people, she began to question what she would do with herself once everyone was independent.
Kim trained as a Spiritual Director at Eastern Mennonite University from 2018-2021. She enjoyed her studies so much that she stayed for a dual Master's in Counseling and Master's in Divinity. She graduates from her counseling program this May, with one outstanding class to complete her Master's in Divinity. She is a candidate for ordination under the care of Shenandoah Presbytery.
Currently, Kim is a part-time intern with Arrow Project in Staunton, enjoying the opportunity to offer affordable counseling to members of the community. Her long-term goal would be to serve a church part-time, while also having her own counseling practice.
Kim lives in Augusta County with her partner, Shane, and 5 of their six children, who range in age from 10-18. She enjoys poetry, reading, writing, long walks in the woods, and their little homestead with its variety of critters. Kim has a passion for Spiritual Direction, and for extending the gracious hospitality of Christ to those who have been excluded. She takes inspiration from the example and words of Christ in Luke 4:18-19:
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are crushed, and to proclaim the year of the Lords favor."