Kim Griffith was a church planter for over 10 years, starting a new service at First UMC in Ft. Myers, Florida, and starting River of Life UMC in Jacksonville, Florida. She then served as the Associate Director of New Church Development for the Florida Annual Conference. She is currently serving as a Path 1 New Church Strategist and as the Executive Director of Griffith Coaching. She enjoys working with pastors and laity who are beginning new faith communities, and with pastors and churches who are seeking to revitalize and reach new people. Kim holds a B.A. from the University of Florida, an M.Div. from Emory University, and a D.Min. from Wesley Theological Seminary. She is an ordained Elder in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church.


PRE-CONFERENCE: Women in Church Planting – Hosted by Path 1
This Pre-conference is for women in church planting leadership of all types: Lead Pastors, Church Planters, Executive Pastors, staff at a church plant or in a planting agency, or planter spouse.
Day / Time: Monday, 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 311

Workshop Session 1: Women in Church Planting
Are you searching to find ways to serve God faithfully in a church plant while bringing your whole self and the myriad of roles that you play to the process? Are you looking for ways to breakthrough gender stereotypes to make the world a more just and safe place for women in leadership and beyond? Would you value conversation with women who are involved in church planting leadership? If any of these speak to you, please join this conversation among women involved Church Planting. This workshop will talk about creating balance and self-care routines, juggling priorities and roles, and leading effectively as women in leadership in church planting. We look forward to hearing your story and sharing strategies for your success!!
Time: Tuesday, 2:30 – 3:30pm
Location: Education Building (E1) - Room 311

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