Who is Kimberly and what does she mean by Seeking Sophia

Kimberly Knight Laskowski

I am currently living in The Netherlands where I moved with my wife nearly four years ago. Previously I worked as... a director of digital community in higher education, minister of digital community with Extravagance UCC, and an online teacher and organiser for non-profit organizations such as the Center for Progressive Renewal and The Beatitudes Society. Prior to seminary I served the Neighborhood Charter School in Atlanta as the instructional technology specialist and I’ve even spent portions of my professional trajectory in stage management, aerial photography and guiding educational tours at Zoo Atlanta!

I earned my M.Div. from Emory University with a focus on progressive, online ministry and am informed by liberation theologies. I am blessed to have engaged deep study in pastoral counselling, contemplative practices, constructivist pedagogy and a myriad of soulful shenanigans. For a season I maintained a blog at Patheos.com where I explored the experience of Coming Out Christian and subsequently had the honor of speaking and leading workshops at Wild Goose on multiple occasions. Since 2008, I have led hundreds of hours of online worship in Second Life, via Livestream.com and Zoom and on Facebook. I currently serve a small, expat fellowship called Sojourners’ Fellowship in The Netherlands in addition to working in administration at The American School of The Hague.

I’m a fan of labyrinth walking, guided meditation, forest bathing, cairn building, bluegrass music, Mary Oliver, John O’Donohue and kickball!  My daughter, an indigo child if ever there was one, is the light of my life and just completed her degrees in French and horticulture at the University of Georgia.

The golden thread running through my life’s journey is a persistent calling to find, as Frederick Buechner describes, the place where my deep gladness meets the world’s deep hunger. I hope that this project will be one in which we can flourish and discern together how best to live into that fiercely tender calling.

And for good measure, an article I wrote for Yale Divinity School way back in 2009 - https://reflections.yale.edu/article/how-firm-foundation-churches-face-future/sacred-space-cyberspace

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