Pastor Kim Gonia came to Risen Lord in January 2018. Ordained in 2011, Pastor Kim has also served as Priest-in-Charge at Intercession Episcopal Church in Thornton, Prince of Peace in Denver, and Living Waters Lutheran Church in Crystal Lake, IL. She also served at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Littleton as a deacon for pastoral care. Pastor Kim is a graduate of Valparaiso University (BS in Education), Iliff School of Theology (MA), and Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (MDiv). Pastor Kim's first vocations were as a spouse to Jim, parent to Caroline, Mallory, and Peter, and as part of the Lutheran Church in Madagascar where Jim served as pastor for 10 years.
Pastor Kim's call at Risen Lord in part-time. The other part of her vocational life is lived out through coaching at Finding a Way Coaching. She also regularly runs and walks the beautiful trails near her home, reads voraciously, and soaks up time with family.