The Rev. Kim Jackson, a Candler School of Theology alumna, was recently named one of Emory’s 2019 “40 Under Forty”. Jackson currently serves as Interim Vicar at the Church of the Common Ground, our church on the streets of downtown Atlanta that intentionally strives to build community and care for the spiritual needs of the homeless. Jackson, the first black LGBTQ+ person ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, previously served as chaplain at the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing and the Atlanta University Center, and as associate rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church. She is currently running in the election for Georgia State Senate District 41.
This information is courtesy of Emory’s Candler School of Theology.