Kim Kerr is Habitat for Humanity of Summit County’s new Family Services Manager. She will be working with all our partner families as they move through our homeownership program. We are excited to have Kim onboard and want to introduce you to her. She has only been with us 4 months so far but she is already a great fit with a giving heart, passionate about helping others.
So far, Kim’s favorite part about working with Habitat for Humanity is our mission of building affordable homes for others. She is motivated daily by her love of helping others. Kim is a retired Barberton teacher where she enjoyed working with children. After her retirement she knew God had more in store for her, “I needed a place to continue to pour my heart to others. Habitat is the perfect place.” When asked what ‘home’ means to her, Kim says “Home is a place to build and hold memories. It is a comfort zone where you can be yourself and relax; a place to let your personality show with pride.”
From a young age, Kim has been a volunteer. Her church youth group would travel to work camps where they would serve others working on community service projects. The wonderful memories made on these trips have influenced Kim’s life throughout adulthood. “I think Habitat is a continuation of this mission I was a part of so long ago.” Kim says reflecting back on her life. She hopes to once again travel to volunteer on a Habitat for Humanity Global Village trip. Kim enjoys traveling; on the top of her bucket list is a trip to Israel which she hopes to soon visit with her church.
Join us in welcoming Kim to our staff and wish her luck!