Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation - The Episcopal Church
As the Staff Officer for Racial Reconciliation for the Episcopal Church, Heidi J. Kim is responsible for facilitating the establishment and growth of networks in the Church that confront structural issues of racism in society and the church. Her approach is grounded in the church’s mission to “…restore all people to unity with God and each other in Christ.” She believes that true reconciliation involves lovingly embracing the vast diversity of background, belief, and experience found in the Body of Christ, and finding the resilience to love in the face of difference and conflict. Heidi likes to say that being in right relationship needs to be more important than being right. She is in frequent demand as a preacher, speaker, and facilitator.
Heidi has an extensive background in both secondary and higher education. She served as a Diversity Director for a Jesuit high school for six years, and taught courses at the college level in Sociology, Anthropology, Women’s/Gender Studies, American Studies, and Ethnic Studies. She also has extensive experience as a professional classical soprano, having sung with several of the nation’s top professional chamber choirs. She currently serves as the soprano section leader for the critically acclaimed ensemble, Seattle Pro Musica, and is in demand as a soloist with other choirs and festivals.
Heidi is a graduate of Brown University, and holds an MA in Sociology from UCLA. She is married to Dr. Alec Campbell, and has two daughters, Fiona and Kiera. She attends St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle.