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Interview with Rev. Kelly Grimes

Following Direction: The Path of Peace

Rev. Kelly Grimes

Reverend Kelly Grimes made a bold move in 2003 – she decided to follow the direction to leave her childhood home of Atlanta, GA and move to Washington, DC in 2005 to attend Wesley Theological Seminary. Her inspiring story is proof that you can find the right doors that open in the direction of your dreams. “The unknown is a very scary place,”  but she reminds us that it shouldn’t be avoided. Kelly didn’t hail from a long line of ministers; in fact she was the first in her family to opt for this career path. Rev. Grimes took a few minutes to share with us her process, including how she created a 2nd family that supported and guided her through seminary.

Listen as Kelly discusses the feelings that often accompany following a new path: anticipation, excitement, fear, isolation, peace and ultimately satisfaction as she accomplished her  goals – and set new ones. Currently she works as an Associate Pastor at Westminster United Methodist Church in Maryland  where she  manages an after-school program for youth. Daily Kelly is challenged and rewarded by the parishioners, and her decision to move away from family and lifelong friends is affirmed. The good thing about following direction is that like Kelly, when you move you sometimes end up where you were actually going!

LISTEN: Rev. Grimes shares her experiences!

(As today is Founders Day for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., I decided to feature Kelly, one of its members, in our post. To all of my Delta friends out there, Congratulations from this AKA!)

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5 comments on “Interview with Rev. Kelly Grimes

  1. Deborah Grimes Whitaker
    01/13/2011

    I am so very proud of my cousin Rev. Kelly. Its an inspiration to see you truly come into your own as a powerful, strong young women. God designed you to touch many with your warm spirit and kind heart. Its an honor to share you with so many other people that will benefit from your wonderful kind heart and your true love of people. LuvYa Cousin Debbie

  2. Andrea Smith
    01/13/2011

    Kelly this story is fantastic and I am so glad to have you as my linesister. OO-OOP Soror and Happy Founders Day!

  3. Pamela Ellis
    01/14/2011

    Mia . . . this Delta appreciates you for sharing Rev. Grimes’ story. What an inspirational and encouraging interview! Just what I needed today. Thank you.

  4. Patrice
    01/17/2011

    Kelly – thank you for your wonderful story of overcoming fears to realize your dreams! So inspiring!

  5. Camille
    02/12/2011

    Kelly you are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your story.
    Your sister, Camille

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