The Board of Administration of The Free Methodist Church in Canada has appointed Rev. Kimberley (Kim) Henderson as Director of Personnel for The Free Methodist Church in Canada effective February 16, 2008.
Kim is an ordained minister of the FMCiC who has served on the pastoral staff of New Horizons FMC in Sarnia for the past seven years. Prior to joining the staff of New Horizons, she was a secondary school teacher for 11 years in the Sarnia, Ontario area, the last four of which she served as Department Head of a staff of 10 science teachers. Kim has a B.Ed (University of Toronto), a M.Ed in Administration (University of Windsor) with additional special training to be a Principal (Brock University) and a MTS (Tyndale Seminary). Kim is 42 years old and single.
Kim’s references describe her as a mature Christian who has an authentic walk with the Lord Jesus. She is passionate about developing healthy, godly, competent leaders. While being very personable, she has also demonstrated strong administrative and leadership capabilities. She understands leadership theory and has applied those understandings well in her leadership responsibilities as an educator and more recently in her role as a pastor.
Kim possesses good interpersonal skills. She is able to interact easily with people, to interject some humour and to put them at ease. She enjoys meeting new people and hearing their stories. As a department head, she learned to listen to and care for people in a way that has helped her in ministry as well. She works at balancing care with challenge while all the time encouraging people to move along and make progress with problems or issues that they are facing.
Bishop Elford says that the Search Committee believes that Kim has been uniquely prepared through her life experiences and training in education, administration and theological studies to further develop the innovations that have been made in the Personnel department of the FMCiC during the last decade and to make a valuable contribution as a member of the National Leadership Team.
He writes, “I am very pleased to introduce Kim to The Free Methodist Church in Canada and I hope that all God’s people will join me in welcoming her to the National Leadership Team and in praying for her as she assumes her new responsibilities.”