Reverend Kim Jackson is Associate Pastor for Missions and Discipleship at Reid Memorial Presbyterian Church, where she has served since February 1, 2015. Kim’s passion and calling are in worship, spirituality, and the arts, and the ways in which they are incorporated within the ministry and faith formation of all who follow Jesus.
Kim was born and raised overseas as part of a Foreign Service family. Aside from the cities where she lived abroad with her family and served as a short term missionary, home for Kim is the Washington, DC, area. Kim’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in History (English Literature minor) at Virginia Tech, a Master of Arts in International Affairs at The George Washington University, and a Master of Divinity at Wesley Theological Seminary (Biblical Studies emphasis).
Prior to entering seminary, Kim worked in the federal government, corporate, and non-profit worlds. Following graduation, she launched a small business in the field of visual arts and communications, focusing on photography, print, and electronic media. In addition to producing and creating visual art, Kim consulted with churches, non-profits, and musical organizations.
Eventually, full-time ministry called, leading Kim to serve a Presbyterian Church (USA) congregation in Venice, Florida, and a United Methodist congregation in Rochester, Minnesota. There, she served for 18 months in multiple pastoral ministries, during which Kim was ordained as a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA) on June 1, 2014. Kim now makes her home on “The Hill” in Augusta, with her rescue pup, Jax, and loves to spend her free time walking, creating art, reading, working out, watching movies, and deepening relationships with dear friends.