Date: June 10-11, 2022
Location: Virtual

2022 Churchwide Staff Representative

  • Rev. Kimberly A. Vaughn

    Sr. Director, Christian Community & Leadership Mission

The Reverend Kimberly A Vaughn

Prior to joining the churchwide staff of the ELCA in June 2021, Rev. Vaughn served as a pastor of congregations in Michigan, Ohio and Texas, and as Assistant to the Bishop in the New Jersey Synod. She is from Cleveland, Ohio and is a graduate of Cleveland State University (2003, US History) and The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (2008, Master of Divinity, Urban Ministry). In her younger years, she was active in Lutheran Campus Ministry at Cleveland State, Lutheran Outdoor Ministries in Ohio, and youth ministry in ELCA congregations in Ohio. In her pastoral ministry, she has delighted in preaching, pastoral care, teaching, urban ministry initiatives, and facilitating conversations on congregational call processes, multicultural ministry, discipleship, outreach, hospitality and active bystandership.

In her role as Senior Director of CCLM, Rev. Vaughn leads the team that has primary responsibility for: children’s ministry, youth ministry, the ELCA Youth Gathering, young adult ministry, Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM), Lutheran Campus Ministry Network (LuMin), deaf ministry, disability ministry, Mission Builders and Total Inclusion. This dynamic and diverse team embodies the ELCA’s goal to engage new, young and diverse people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.