NEW INTERIM CHILDREN’S MINISTER IS APPROVED ~ The Personnel Committee and Executive Council approved the immediate employment of the Rev. Kim Crowley as part-time, interim children’s minister at RRCB. Kim is a graduate of East Carolina University and BTSR, and a veteran of several years as children and youth minister and associate minister. Kim’s husband Chris is Minister of Music at Chamberlayne Baptist Church. Erica is their one-year-old daughter. Welcome, Kim! Kim may be reached by email at

I am much better at introducing people to each other than I am introducing myself. The Ministry of Introduction happens when you introduce another minister or ministry to a person. It’s a vital part of ministry, as not one minister is meant to be all things to all people. But what is called when you introduce yourself? I am not sure. So here goes:

I am a 2009 graduate of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, and I have spent the last six and a half years as the Associate Minister at Seventh Street Christian Church (not on Seventh Street) here in Richmond. I have a passion for teaching and serving with all ages of God’s children, but much of my calling has focused on young people, which gives me joy. I love seeing them learn and grow into the people God has called them to be. I am a big coffee drinker, and always appreciate a good iced coffee in the morning.  I am a musician. I have a Music Education degree from East Carolina University (Go Pirates!), and have played piano for over 20 years. I am a VCU fan, not as big a fan as my husband Chris is, but then again, no one is. He also is a musician, and sings beautifully. One of my favorite things is when he and I get to make music together. He is currently serving as the Music Minister at Chamberlayne Baptist Church. I love seeing my daughter Erica blossom and grow. She is 13 months old, and I love to see her try and do new things every day.  I love dogs, especially my gorgeous Shepherd Husky, Iris. I love taking her on walks when it isn’t 90 degrees outside, especially by the river.

I look forward to being introduced to you all as the summer goes on. I am excited about worshipping with you, and working alongside you, specifically our families with children so that we can do God’s work together.

In the meantime, think about where you can make an introduction. Maybe it’s an animal rescue group to someone who’s looking to adopt a pet, or a college student to a family who needs a babysitter. Look around where you can be a Minister of Introduction.