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|SFTS graduate Kim Thompson named director of West Marin housing trust
Kim Thompson, who earned a Master of Divinity from San Francisco Theological Seminary in 2002, has been named the new director of an organization that provides affordable housing for West Marin residents. Thompson previously was an activist for clean air and fair housing in the San Joaquin Valley, working closely with another SFTS graduate, Rev. Sharon Stanley (M.Div. '89).
Before seminary, Thompson served in Ghana with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Young Adult Volunteers. She is in the ordination process through the United Church of Christ.
"I am grateful for the foundation in scriptural and theological study I received at SFTS that confirmed and deepened my commitment to social justice," Thompson said. "I apply skills I learned in organizational leadership, reflection, and empathetic listening every single day - and now in this new role to address big needs in a small community. Spiritual grounding and growth remain crucial as I continue to serve in wider circles of commitment and leadership. I'm grateful for the shape of my path, formed during my years at SFTS and in Presbyterian service."