As the newest member of the Gifts with Grace Board of Directors, Kim Yoder is driven to advocate for others. She exhibits the love of God by meeting individuals where they are. Kim moved to Logan County in 1988, when her family relocated to build a ministry at Camp Co-tu-bic. For the last 32 years, Kim has worked with her family at the camp in whatever capacity is needed.
Kim has an eclectic background in Social Services, gaining 25 years of experience in case management, advocacy, early childhood services, addiction, senior services (including specialties in Medicare/Medicaid benefits), mental health, and community resources. Her greatest professional joy comes from forming relationships and bonds with the clients she serves.
Kim is a Senior Coordinator with National Church Residences, the largest non-profit organization in the country for senior housing. In her role, Kim manages the health care needs for over 200 seniors, while also focusing on finding services to help them age safely at home. She is also responsible for training and mentoring new coordinators. Kim has built extensive partnerships in an effort to bring seniors quality activities and programs as well as free transportation. Highlighted on 10TV news and the Columbus Dispatch for her innovative partnerships with the City of Dublin, Kim’s servant heart thrives on finding new ways to meet the needs of those she serves.
A 1990 graduate of Benjamin Logan High School, Kim earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Family Science at Anderson University. In 2012, she won an Outstanding Mentor Award from the American Association of Service Coordinators, presented to her in Washington D.C.
Throughout the years Kim has volunteered for groups such as the Salvation Army, Hope House (a home for displaced women and children that have faced various forms of trauma), and Mentors for Mom’s, which pairs women with single mother’s in need of guidance. She is also an Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) volunteer and is a certified T-care Assessor, aiding caregivers in finding resources to care for themselves while caring for a loved one.
Kim’s pride and joy is her 26 year-old daughter, Kayla, who is continuing the family camp legacy by working as a Ranch Coordinator at YMCA Camp Kern in Oregonia, Ohio. Together they share two horses, Isiah and Odie, and two small dogs, Riley and Lucy. In her downtime, Kim can typically be found helping at Camp Co-tu-bic, spending time with friends, watching football, or curled up with a good book.