Rev Dr Kimberly Reisman
Rev. Dr. Kimberly Reisman is Executive Director of World Methodist Evangelism, a ministry that equips the global Methodist/Wesleyan family of Christians for the work of evangelism. An author, pastor, teacher and theologian, Kim is a frequent speaker, focusing on evangelism, spiritual formation, women’s ministries, leadership development and the intersection between faith and culture. She is an elder in the United Methodist Church and has written numerous books and articles. Her most recent work includes, “Public Witness,” in E. Stanley Jones' Table Conversations: Sharing the Good News in a Pluralistic Society, edited by Douglas Powe and Jack Jackson (New Room: Nashville, TN, 2018), “The Church’s Global DNA,” in A Firm Foundation: Hope and Vision for a New Methodist Future (Seedbed: Franklin, TN, 2018), and Embrace: Showing and Sharing the Love of Jesus (Seedbed: Franklin, TN, pending 2018).
Born in Gulfport, Mississippi, Kim lived in California, Tennessee, Georgia, Ohio and Connecticut before moving to Indiana in 1993. She received a Bachelor’s Degree from Emory University, a Masters of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a PhD in theology from Durham University in the United Kingdom. Kim serves on the World Methodist Council Steering Committee, is a senior Harry Denman fellow, a senior John Wesley fellow and an Adjunct Professor at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington, and Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY.
Kim lives with her husband, John, in West Lafayette, Indiana. They have three adult children, Nathan, Maggie and Hannah.