Kim Griffith was a church planter for over 10 years, starting a new service at First UMC in Ft. Myers, Florida, and starting River of Life UMC in Jacksonville, Florida. She then served as the Associate Director of New Church Development for the Florida Annual Conference. She is currently serving as a Path 1 New Church Strategist and as the Executive Director of Griffith Coaching. She enjoys working with pastors and laity who are beginning new faith communities, and with pastors and churches who are seeking to revitalize and reach new people. Kim holds a B.A. from the University of Florida, a M.Div. from Emory University, and a D.Min. from Wesley Theological Seminary; and is an ordained Elder in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.