Mary Baker Eddy’s statement in a poem “Love alone is Life” is basically how Kim views things. The entire point of life is to learn more about Love, another name for God, and to share and express love to all mankind. The healing power of divine, all-powerful, ever-present Love led to a few significant healings for Kim and it is her sincere desire to share this healing love with others – and for each one to feel and know they are the loved of Love… always worthy of love.
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.
And as Mrs. Eddy states in my favorite book – Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures –
The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love.
So given that the healing practice of Christian Science is all about love and how a deep, profound, divine sense of love eliminates fear… this is what resonates with Kim and how she found healing in her life. 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 her 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 her early adult life, she let her practice of Christian Science fall away. She sought answers to life’s big questions elsewhere and tried 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 and international development.
And while working in these fields, she began to suffer from anxiety and depression and after struggling for several years and not finding lasting relief through therapy and medication, Kim turned once again to Christian Science and felt the presence of love and the understanding our true nature as God’s beloved child, which led to a complete and permanent healing of the anxiety and depression that had been a part of Kim’s life for nearly 10 years – which you can read about her article Mental health that’s permanent and secure.
perfect love drives out fear
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. 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. And you can learn more about this demonstration of finding her sense of purpose and mission in this podcast – Mission and purpose – discover yours today!
feed the hungry, heal the heart
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 led to 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.
Kim served most recently as a College Faculty and served as the Director of a 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, Kim enjoys traveling and exploring, meeting new people, learning about new cultures and trying new foods; hiking in the woods or walking by the lake with her dog, Tillie, spending time with her sister (and fellow Christian Science practitioner) Lindsey, and planning Aunt Kimi adventure days with her nephew…
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 John 4:18
  Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 113
 Mary Baker Eddy, Poems, p. 14
 Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 460 and 570, based on Matthew 10:42 (KJV)