The Day I Spoke at John Leland Center

IMG_0062Let the international speaking begin

On January 29, 2015, I served on a panel at John Leland Center for Theological Studies in Arlington, Virginia to discuss African-Americans in the Global Missions Field: Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and Where We’re Going. The entire panel was well received.

Surprise, surprise

The President of the center as well as theologians from across the DMV were surprised to learn that I, a wife of over 20 years, mother of four, and entrepreneur, decided to travel half way around the world to teach English in a foreign land. One of the attendees came to me afterwards and said, ‘You should come back again. Your story was very inspiring!’

That’s what I want to do: continuously inspire others to take bold leaps of faith and do the unthinkable!

So far, so good.


  1. Carla Davis

    I have been following your passion to spread the word of educating one person at a time for at least 5 years. I remember you were so eager and willing to participate in New Jersey Avenue School’s career day when I reached out to you. Thank you! Your “quiet storm” persona is what attracted me to your vision. I followed your journey to China and thought how bold, how fierce and at the same time so humbling. Thank you Kimberly for your drive and your kindness as an international educator. God Speed!

    1. admin (Post author)

      Oh my, Carla! I woke up with you on my mind this morning. I knew we were connected somehow. I’m so very grateful for your love and support. Please, please, please keep me on your list for Career Day speakers. I know my alma mater Is closed, but I will come to any school In my hometown. XOXO

  2. Tami Franklin

    Hi Kimberly, great having you home and great seeing your faith filled story and encouragement. I too believe God is elevating me and look forward to your March event.

    1. admin (Post author)

      Thank you, Tami! Look forward to seeing you again.


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