Church Vitality Strategist (CVS)

Kim Shockley is the Church Vitality Strategist for the Catawba Valley District. She is a seminary trained Christian Educator, has co-authored two books: The Surprise Factor, with Dr. Paul Nixon, based on the learnings from the research project, Toward Vitality that she led for the general agencies of the UMC in 2013. And, Imagining Church, Seeing Hope in a World of Change, with Gary A Shockley in 2009. Both resources are helpful in creating a picture of church vitality. Kim is also a trained ministry coach, with ACC level International Coaching Federation credentials, and currently working on her Professional Coaching Credentials. She specializes in coaching pastors and lay people in leadership through change. read more

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