Kimberly is a mom to two small children and a chocolate lab. She has a psychology degree from Seattle Pacific University, and is passionate about photography, food and nutrition, particularly she can combine all three. Kimberly is excited to help the Faith & Food community learn how to introduce new healthy foods to their families and how to remake your favorite store-bought items to be processed-free.
“When I met my husband, he ate only fast food and two or three dishes he made at home. He was (and still is) a picky eater, so I had to find ways to make food he would eat at home. Then we had kids, and I realized the importance of making sure they ate a wide variety of foods so they don’t grow up to have the same food issues as their father.”
Fun fact: Kimberly tries to cook as much as possible from scratch and always includes her children in the grocery shopping. They started doing small tasks in the kitchen when they were just 18 months old.
Carol is a Bible teacher and women’s administrator at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship in Chandler, Arizona. Together, she and her husband have six children and nine grandchildren. She enjoys sharing tips and tricks that can make a real difference in women’s lives, and loves to help others draw closer to God by becoming more deeply rooted in His word.
“When I began going through perimenopause, I began to gain weight. I did diet after diet, but I would only lose a few pounds but always gained them back. I found healing through God’s word, and I want to share the things that helped changed me from the inside out with other struggling women.”
Fun fact: After years of struggling with food addiction and eating disorders, Carol realized she need to go deeper to unearth the root of her issues. She discovered that her relationship with food needed faith. As she began to incorporate her faith with food, she found balance and healing.
Dee is a nutritionist, consultant, teacher and author, as well as co-founder and director of nutrition education at Processed-Free America, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating people about how they can improve their health eating whole foods. She earned a degree in environmental chemistry from San Jose State University and a certificate in holistic nutrition from Bauman College. Dee and her husband share their home with two flame-point Siamese cats.
“I love everything about food—how it grows, how colorful it is, how it nourishes and how it heals. I believe that God put His love for us into the food He designed our bodies to have, and that each food has a physical, emotional and spiritual purpose far beyond what we can comprehend.”
Fun fact: Dee lost more than 100 pounds after realizing that processed foods and chemical food additives were at the root of her food addiction. She’s kept the weight off for more than 20 years and shares the details of her story in her book, The Science of Skinny.
Kathy, a licensed secondary educator of science and language arts, has four kids. She’s taught science to sixth-graders and also worked at a Christian preschool before moving to Arizona from Albuquerque, N.M. Kathy used to work out only so she could eat whatever she wanted, but then she got involved with Revelation Wellness, a faith-based fitness ministry. Now she’s a Revelation Wellness instructor.
“I have always loved to eat. Growing up in a large family, many of our family functions revolved around food, and I had to eat quickly if I was going to get my share! Faith and Food has taught me how to slow down and eat more mindfully.”
Fun fact: Kathy felt the calling from God to begin instructor training with Revelation Wellness when she was 43 years old. Prior to that, she had worked out for most of her life, but becoming an instructor was not even on the radar. But God thought differently. She learned quickly that He equips those He calls and that it’s never too late to try something new.