Meet Our Pastor

Reverend Kelly L. Grimes

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Kelly L. Grimes is a 2003 graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies.

During her time in Atlanta, she served as the chaplain assistant at Clark Atlanta University where she started a University wide bible study and monitored other bible studies on campus. In addition, she served as the youth pastor at Central UMC in Atlanta.

In May 2009, she graduated from the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC with a Master of Divinity degree. During her seminary time, she also served as the Youth Minister at Asbury UMC in Washington DC. In addition to excellence in scholarship which earned her a full scholarship for the entirety of her time at Wesley, she offered leadership as the Vice President of Student Council and on the Student Board of the Washington Theological Consortium.

Pastor Grimes became the Associate Pastor at Westminster United Methodist Church in Westminster, MD in August 2009. During her time at Westminster UMC, she led confirmation classes, participates in hospital/home visitations, elderly dwelling visitations, has taught church wide bible study, as well as preaching, and led the A! Factory! after-school program for the middle school students in the community. In addition, she was very active in community activities in Westminster and Carroll County. While at the Westminster Church, she spearheaded the creation of THE JOURNEY @ The Church on Main “ Contemporary Worship Service at Westminster UMC which began March 2011.

Reverend Grimes was appointed as the Associate Pastor to the Epworth United Methodist Chapel in Baltimore County in 2011 where she focuses on age level ministries, small group ministries and studies, social media, and Christian Education leadership in addition to visitations, preaching and caring for the members of Epworth Chapel and Baltimore County community. In May 2014, Reverend Grimes, by the grace of God, became an Elder in Full Connection in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church.

In her spare time, Pastor Grimes loves to play tennis, run and enjoys traveling. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., an international service sorority.