Rev. Kimberly Scott is a cradle United Methodist. Her seeds for ministry were planted at an early age. Kimberly is a second career pastor who left her high school counseling career to answer her call to ministry in 2012. Kimberly has lived most of her adult life as an out queer (same gender loving) woman and has both witnessed and experienced the challenges of straddling the trifecta of intersections of sexuality, race, and gender in the United Methodist Church. Pastor Kimberly has a passion for doing liberating work of Jesus Christ. Most importantly she wants to see ALL of GOD’s children experience the radical hospitality and inclusion in the church that we see exhibited by Jesus throughout the Gospel. As a first-generation college student Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Sociology, Master of Divinity as well as a Master of Educational Leadership and a Master of Science in Educational Psychology, and Master of Theology. Kimberly was ordained the first openly queer and African American female Elder in the Desert Southwest Conference and 2020. She is currently working on PhD in Practical Theology at the Claremont School of Theology. She has helped in the grassroots work of Reconciling Ministries Network In Desert Southwest and Mountain Sky Conferences since 2012 and currently serves as the chair of all the Board Chair of the Reconciling Ministries Network.