Kim has a Masters in Business Administration from Xavier University and a Masters in Family Ministry. Kim is also a Trauma Free World Affiliate Trainer and a Certified Trauma and Resilience Trainer. Kim has trained ministry leaders, parents, educators and others who work with kids on trauma informed and resilience focused practices. For the past several decades Kim has led kids and student ministries at local churches while also leading initiatives around adoption and foster care.
Kim and her husband, Mark, are the parents of five and the grandparents of nine. They understand the importance of family in helping young people grow and thrive and that is why they are so committed to the mission of Found Village. As an adoptive mom, Kim saw the need to build a community of support around families parenting and caring for vulnerable kids. Kim is a lifelong advocate for foster care youth and foster, adoptive and kinship parents, helping to create support groups in several churches.
As the Director of Training and Development, Kim leads training staff, volunteers, and partner organizations on how to engage with and support our most vulnerable young people. Through training and equipping. we are better able to support youth who have experienced difficult and traumatic childhoods, so that they can build relationships, grow in confidence and reach their full potential.