Rev. Danielle Kim

Colleen Gardner

Associate Minister Adult Discipleship

Danielle was born in South Korea and immigrated to the States when she was 14 years old. She was raised in Deer Park, TX and went to UT Dallas to study Biology. Danielle began her journey towards ordained ministry when she was attending First Korean UMC in Richardson right across from the campus, where she met her husband David.

After college, Danielle served as a secondary Science educator at inner city schools before pursuing my M. Div. degree at Perkins School of Theology. While in seminary, she also have served two local United Methodist Churches in Bryan/College Station. Danielle’s husband, David, is currently pursuing his M.Div. degree at Perkins School of Theology to become a chaplain. He will be starting his clinical pastoral education residency program at a hospital in the DFW area.

Favorite Scripture:
John 15:4 “Abide in me, as I abide in you.”

Hobbies, Interest:
When I have some time off, I love relaxing by the pool! I love crocheting during the winter time while listening to audiobooks. I love green tea in any form, and I leisurely practice yoga. I recently became interested in growing house plants, so any advice on how NOT to kill a plant is always welcomed!

What do most people not know about you?
I was a keyboard accompanist for churches from 2006-2018. I was also in a swim team when I was in high school!

Who has inspired you and why?
I had some amazing teachers in my middle school and high school years who were not afraid of being authentic with me, and affirmed and encouraged me to be the best version of myself! They inspired me to become a teacher, and eventually a pastor.