Kim, often referred to as Rev Kim, is a native of California and moved to Connecticut to attend Yale Divinity School. She was called into the ministry after serving nonprofit arts organizations. Besides her M.Div. she has a Masters of Fine Art and continues to paint, mostly icons in the Byzantine tradition. After years of working with people who were searching for a wholehearted life as individuals and in organizations, she offered to serve the church to help others like herself find the peace that passes all understanding through God. Second century theologian Irenaeus is known for saying "The glory of God is the human being fully alive." This saying inspires her ministry. Kim was called to serve St. James Parish and Grace Episcopal Church in Yantic. She has two dogs named Molly and Penny who are often with her and provide pastoral comfort to many.
The Rev. Deacon Ronald Steed, Deacon
Ron serves as a vocational Deacon at St. James and at Grace Church. His mission there is to proclaim the Gospel (using words if necessary!); to help our people to serve poor, the weak, the sick, and the lonely; and to interpret to the Church the needs, concerns, and hopes of the world. Professionally, Ron serves the New London Homeless Hospitality Center where he works to get the homeless neighbors of our region into homes. Ron and his wife Roxanne live in Mystic, CT. Roxanne is an artist who teaches watercolor journaling in New England, Ireland, France, and Italy. They have grown twins, Heather and Chelsea who live with their families near Washington D.C.