LAKE JUNALUSKA, N.C. – World Methodist Evangelism announced July 10 the selection of the Rev. Dr. Kimberly Reisman of West Lafayette, Ind., as the new World Director. She began her new responsibilities Sept. 1.
She is an ordained elder in the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church, where she has served as Director of Next Step Evangelism Ministries and Conference Evangelist.
She followed the Rev. Dr. Eddie Fox, who retired after having served as World Director of World Methodist Evangelism for the past 25 years.
Bishop Mike Watson, president of World Methodist Evangelism and chairperson of the World Methodist Council’s Evangelism Committee, said, “As a member of the World Methodist Council Steering Committee, Reisman leads in social justice and has been a regular partner with World Methodist Evangelism and the World Methodist Evangelism Institute teaching and preaching in their evangelism seminars worldwide.
“She has provided faith sharing training for congregations both nationally and internationally. As a published author, she has written several books seeking to awaken, strengthen and enliven the faith commitment of individuals, as well as empower communities of faith to become visible witnesses to the love of Christ for the world.”
Reisman holds a B.A. from Emory University, a M.Div. from Yale University and a Ph.D. with an emphasis in the theology of evangelism from Durham University in the United Kingdom.