About Kim

Kim has a love of spirituality, service and adventure – learning about and exploring different countries and cultures, as well as serving and helping humanity.  Currently Kim serves and helps humanity through the full-time healing ministry through the practice of Christian Science.

The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love.

Here are a few of the highlights and healings that led her to where she is now…

Kim grew up in a diverse suburb of Chicago with a single mom and a younger sister, who relied entirely on the healing principles found in the Bible and the teachings of Christian Science.  Growing up Kim experienced healing of a variety of illnesses and challenges such as severe headaches, sprained ankle, a broken finger, cold and flu symptoms, sore throat, and through the prayerful support of her grandma was healed of whooping cough as a baby.  She and her grandma had many talks about Christian Science healing practice and about the healing power of gratitude, a message she takes with her wherever she goes.

While Kim loved attending Sunday school through high school, as well as a summer camp for Christian Scientists for several years, during much of her college years and the decade following, she let her practice of Christian Science fall away.  She sought answers to life’s big questions elsewhere – in other philosophies and religions – and turned to alcohol and drugs to find a release from the pressures and pains of life… especially the life she was seeing people endure during her travels for work in the fields of humanitarian aid, international development, and human rights and democracy.

And while working in these fields, she began to suffer from anxiety and depression, which could at times be debilitating and sought the help of therapists, a psychiatrists and medication for relief.  She took a break from international work, but even that outward change in her circumstances did not seem to help.  In her effort to find a deeper sense of peace, she started church shopping and a friend gave her a Bible.  Kim loved what she was reading and was reminded of her childhood when she would read the Bible paired with the Christian Science textbook which illuminated the spiritual and healing message of the Bible stories.  She wanted to explore the spirituality of her childhood further and was encouraged by her sister’s transformative experience to learn more about the healing aspects of Christian Science.

perfect love drives out fear

In 2010, Kim attended a 12-day course on spiritual healing and the practice of Christian Science.  This course based on the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of Christian Science, teaches the principles of healing, how love can drive out the fear that leads to discord and disease.  As stated in the Bible “perfect love drives out fear.”[1]  She began to truly understand the truth of the statement: “The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love.”[2]

It is this Divine Love that brings healing and deep abiding sense of peace.  It was around this time that the presence of love and the understanding our true nature as God’s beloved child, led to a complete and permanent healing of the anxiety and depression that had been a part of Kim’s life for over five years.

This healing sparked Kim’s desire for her day-to-day work to reflect her deepening sense of faith and reignited her desire to serve humanity and bring healing.  As a result, she moved to Zambia to set up the country program for a start up nonprofit, Every Child Fed.  She loved seeing the connection of spiritual and practical nourishment of children, as Mrs. Eddy states in one of her poems, “feed the hungry, heal the heart.”[3]  It was her way of giving “a cup of cold water in Christ’s name.”[4]

feed the hungry, heal the heart

 

This work took her from over-crowded urban hospitals to remote village clinics where staff poured their hearts into their work of saving children with limited resources.  Despite the suffering, she felt the power of the presence of Love and grace but had to dig deep to see the evidence of Life, health and wholeness.  During her first year in Zambia, Kim read through Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, the Christian Science textbook, by Mary Baker Eddy, to find the spiritual nourishment she needed to do this difficult work.  As a result, she once again found a deep and profound sense of Divine Love’s ever-presence which not only helped her finds answers to her work challenges, but a significant physical healing as well.  With this healing she knew that she ultimately wanted to support others in finding a deep connection to Divine Love and effective, permanent healing of every ill or sense of lack that is so needed in the world – as she saw every single day in her work.

Also while in Zambia, she served as a Sunday School Teacher at the First Church of Christ Scientist, Lusaka.  She loved sharing ideas about how the healing principles of Christian Science can be made practical in our lives.  She worked with middle and high school students, and answered many questions from some who were completely new to Christian Science.  She loves working with students, serving the church and sharing the blessings of this healing practice, which led her to Principia College, a college for Christian Scientists, where she could work with young people and support their metaphysical growth and character education through Christian Science.

Kim served most recently as Faculty Director of a Principia Study Abroad program in New Zealand, where she and the students relied entirely on Christian Science healing.  She was able to witness and support through prayer the healing of sore or strained muscles, stomach trouble, fear of heights, flu symptoms, sea and car sickness, sprains, back pain, loss of loved ones, and even the healing of her own broken toe on a mountain top during a 6-day trek.  During this experience, Kim realized it was time to devote her life to the full-time healing practice of Christian Science.

 

 

In addition to the healing ministry based in the St. Louis area (USA), Kim enjoys hiking in the woods or walking by the lake with her family and dog, Tillie, spending time with her sister (and fellow Christian Science practitioner) Lindsey, and planning Aunt Kimi adventure days with her nephew…

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Kim holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Administration with a minor in Creative Writing from Bradley University in Peoria, IL, and a Masters of Arts in International Development Studies from The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

In addition to nearly a decade in business management consulting, Kim served the nonprofit sector for over a decade in the fields of international development, humanitarian aid, human rights and democracy.  Most recently, she served as faculty for Principia College, in Elsah, IL.  Kim has traveled for work, study, service or adventure to 40 countries and has lived on five continents.

You can see more of Kim’s CV on her LinkedIn profile…

 

[1] 1 John 4:18

[2] [2] Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 113

[3] Mary Baker Eddy, Poems, p. 14

[4] Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 460 and 570, based on Matthew 10:42 (KJV)