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Missioner for Youth Kimberly Rowles

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Effective July 2009, Bishop Paul named Kimberly Rowles to Diocesan Staff as Missioner for Youth.

Kim has been a chaperone and leader on several diocesan youth events during the past two years, including the 2007 inaugural Senior High Mission trip to New Orleans in. She has served also as a Rite 13 teacher at Christ Church, Reading where she had been parish administrator. She then served as part-time Youth Ministry Coordinator at St. Gabriel’s Douglassville where she became even more involved in diocesan events and planning as a member of the Youth Council.

Having just returned from the second New Orleans mission trip, “Mama Kium,” as she is known by the youth, is currently working with the staff of Happening #19, and will soon convene Youth Council for the 2009-2010 academic year to begin work on Christophany, Bishop’s Day with Youth and the Junior High Mission Trip for 2010.

Kim holds bachelor’s degrees from Temple University in Political Science and Asian Studies. She earned her masters degree in Literature Religion and Philosophy from the University of Sussex in Falmer, UK. Her studies have allowed her to live in Tokyo, and England for extended periods of time, but she always felt like she could come “home” to the Episcopal Church. She is glad to be back in the Diocese of Bethlehem where she was confirmed as a teenager at St. Alban’s Sinking Spring. She remains employed at St. Gabriel’s in Douglassville as well as at the Diocese of Bethlehem, and is currently an aspirant for the pursuit of Holy Orders. You can reach Kim via email, kimberly.rowles@gmail.com or on her cell, 610-751-3931.

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