I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work
the more I live. ~ George Bernard Shaw
Kimberly received a MA from Western Seminary in specialized ministry (pastoral care to women), and is a board certified biblical counselor through the American Association of Christian Counselors. She has ministered and counseled women for almost 20 years, from the walls of prison to youth centers, inspiring them to empower God to meet their emotional and spiritual needs.
In 2003 she developed Olive Branch Outreach to provide people suffering from the wounds of disordered eating hope, help, and healing. Today she teaches abuse recovery using her book Dancing in the Sonshine at Oregon's Coffee Creek Correctional Facility for women. She counsels and teaches at her church (Foothills Community Church, Molalla, Oregon), and she blogs for Living in Truth Ministries.Previously, for five years Kimberly was a leader with ARMS (Abuse Recovery Ministry Services); and a Guest
Instructor at Western Seminary on the subject of Eating Disorders
and Body Image. In addiiton, she received a minister's license, Church of the Nazarene (2005 to
Kimberly's objective through her teaching, counseling, coaching, and writing is to empower women to take God's hand, locate a Bible, and begin an incredible life-changing journey to develop positive self-worth in Jesus Christ through the process of renewing their thinking according to Romans 12:2. And turn dreams and desires into realities! She is the author and a contributor to 18 books, and has penned numerous articles. Born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, She has lived in Iowa, New York (Long Island), London, suburbia Chicago, and Los Angeles. Today she lives in Oregon on a small ranch with her husband and numerous critters.
Meet author Kimberly Davidson in this 3 minute book trailer and/or this 4 minute book trailer.
Kimberly has been featured on Radio and Television:
Atlanta Live, June, 2013
- Lifeline with Kurt Goff in February, 2012
- The Christian Authors Show, April, 2012
- Focus on the Family® audio CD as
part of their Focus On Your Child® ministry dedicated to helping
parents raise healthy, confident and well-adjusted children; and featured
on Dr. Bill Maier's Weekend Magazine (Sept., 2008).
- Dr. Freda V. Crew's Time for Hope,
a weekly faith-based mental health talk television show designed to
help people find hope and meaning in their lives.
- To hear a 15-minute radio interview about the book and Kimberly, email her at:
Education and Certification
of Arts: Specialized Ministry (Pastoral Care to Women),
Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon.
of Arts: (emphasis on Health Sciences, Food and Nutrition) University
of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
Board Certified Biblical Counselor: American Association of Christian Counselors
of Course Completion in Professional
Life Coaching 101 & 201: Light University (American Assoc. of
Completed: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Advocacy training through
Clackamas Women's Services, Portland, Oregon.
Licensure: Minister's License, Church of the Nazarene, 2005 to 2010
Instructor: Western Seminary, Women in Pain-Eating Disorders, 2006
Attends Ongoing Seminars & Conferences
History: 20 years sales & marketing manager, Health industry;
5 years marketing manager, high-tech industry