The Rev. Kimberly A. Vaughn
Prior to joining the churchwide staff of the ELCA in June 2021, Rev. Vaughn served as a pastor of congregations in Southeast Michigan, Northeastern Ohio and Southwestern Texas Synods, and as Assistant to the Bishop in the New Jersey Synod.  In her pastoral ministry, she has delighted in preaching, pastoral care, teaching, urban ministry initiatives, and facilitating conversations on congregational call processes, racial justice, discipleship, outreach, hospitality and active bystandership. 

In her role as Senior Director of CCLM, Rev. Vaughn leads the team that has primary responsibility for: children’s ministry, youth ministry, the ELCA Youth Gathering, young adult ministry, Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM), Lutheran Campus Ministry Network (LuMin), deaf ministry, disability ministry, Mission Builders and Total Inclusion. This dynamic and diverse team embodies the ELCA’s goal to engage new, young and diverse people with the gospel of Jesus Christ.