Kim grew up in Buffalo, New York but moved south to escape the cold as soon as she could. She has lived in South Central Texas for over 20 years. She began serving as the pastor of Round Rock Presbyterian Church (RRPC) in August of 2018. Prior to RRPC Kim served as the Associate Pastor of Central Presbyterian Church (CPC) in downtown Austin. Kim began serving CPC as a volunteer in 2010 when she moved to Austin with daughter Samantha (Sam) to begin seminary. In 2012, Kim began The Central Mission, a social service and ministry program for people who are experiencing homelessness and living on a limited income.
Before attending seminary, Kim worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with at risk youth and their families through Communities in Schools of San Antonio. She also served as the Youth Director of Pipe Creek Presbyterian Church in Pipe Creek, Texas for over a decade. While Kim's ministries have expanded, being with young people is still one of her greatest joys!
In 2017, Kim married her one sweet love, Nick Smith-Stanley. They have daughter Sam, who is a recent college graduate and son Luke a 9th grader. They are also the proud parents of two cats and two dogs, Frankie, Andy, Lillie and Martha.
Kim loves to laugh and her favorite pastime is hiking and being in the great outdoors. She loves spending time with her family and playing with her dogs. She loves all kinds of books but has a particular love for memoirs and Harry Potter.
Kim’s desire for the church is that all people will feel welcomed, included and loved. She believes the church should be a place where we reach out to the hurting world through nurture and care and invite the hurting world back into the church to experience the abundant grace of our loving God.