Welcome to DORO – Pull Up a Chair
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!
(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!)