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Reverend Kimberly Hawkins is an ordained minister of Religious Science. She graduated from ministerial school in 2013, when she received a Master’s Degree in Consciousness Studies from Holmes Institute in Encinitas, California. For two years, she served as staff minister at Namaste Center for Spiritual Living in Long Beach, where her sister, Rev. Dr. Kristin Hawkins, was the founding minister. In June of 2015, Rev. Kimberly accepted the position of senior minister here at Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley. She says she fell in love with Southern Oregon, as it reminds her of Northeastern Pennsylvania, where she grew up.
Before becoming a minister, Kimberly had a varied professional life that well prepared her for the role of pastor. Ten years’ experience as a TV news reporter and morning anchor helped make her the polished speaker she is today. Her television career included writing and producing documentaries and specials for the PBS station in Phoenix, Arizona. She was nominated for a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for her documentary about homeless children and received an Emmy for her children’s video, aimed at reducing the alarming number of Arizona children who drown each year.
Kimberly was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Tufts University with a B.A. in French and English. She later received her Master’s degree in counseling from Arizona State University. For ten years, she taught high school French and English and was a secondary school counselor. She worked with at-risk adolescents at Phoenix Job Corps and college-bound students at Phoenix Country Day School. As founder and owner of her Arizona LLC, Live Your Dreams, Kimberly provided adult clients with personal counseling, coaching and business training. In 2007 she became a Religious Science practitioner and moved to Southern California. Working for the national non-profit organization, Childhelp, she marketed and delivered child abuse prevention training to school teachers and counselors across the state. Eventually Kimberly turned her focus entirely to spiritual counseling, becoming a popular practitioner and teacher at Namaste Center in Long Beach while she attended ministerial school.
Our reverend is the proud parent of a grown daughter and son, both happily married. She has two wonderous grand-daughters.