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Heidi J. Kim Appointed Interim Canon for Discipleship

May 22, 2024 | News Releases

The Rt. Rev’d E. Mark Stevenson has appointed Heidi J. Kim as the Interim Canon for Discipleship for the Diocese of Virginia effective Monday, June 3, 2024. This is a one-year appointment with the search for the new Canon for Discipleship to start in the second half of the interim year.

Canon Kim will be relocating to Virginia for the interim year.

“It brings me great joy to share that Heidi J. Kim has accepted the call to serve as the interim Canon for Discipleship here in the Diocese of Virginia. Heidi’s gifts are exactly what we need to lay a firm foundation during this interim time. I thank God for Heidi and the work ahead.”

– Bishop Stevenson

“I am humbled for the opportunity to work with faithful Episcopalians in the Diocese of Virginia in this interim role. I especially look forward to reconnecting with the many clergy and lay leaders whose vision and hopes for the diocese helped to inform the creation of this position.”

– Canon Kim

Canon Kim was born in Seoul, Korea, and immigrated to the United States with her family as a baby. She grew up in Muscatine, Iowa with a dentist father and theologian mother who encouraged her to start reading the works of Paul Tillich when she was in junior high. She became an Episcopalian via the choir as a soprano section leader, and quickly fell in love with the liturgy, the charism, and traditions of The Episcopal Church.

Canon Kim served as the Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation for The Episcopal Church for five years serving two Presiding Bishops. She was a primary author of Becoming Beloved Community: The Episcopal Church’s Long-Term Strategic Commitment to Racial Healing, Reconciliation, and Justice initiative. She has served as a church consultant for numerous dioceses across The Episcopal Church assisting church leaders in building their capacity to engage in conflict transformation, spiritual formation for racial healing, organizational change processes, and recruitment and hiring. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Dr. Alec Campbell, and has two adult daughters, Fiona and Kiera, plus a goofy rescue Doberman named Taz.