My name is Kim Montgomery. I have been a member of St Martins since 2004. I hope to
serve a new Vestry term beginning 2023.
I have been married to my husband, Kent, for 34 years. We are blessed with 2 healthy adult
kids: our oldest graduated last May from the University of Missouri/Rolla and our youngest
has just started onto the college path at Mizzou. I taught French in the Kirkwood School
District for 14 years and loved teaching.
When our youngest was born, we decided that I would stay home with our children, which
was truly a blessing to me and to my family. Now that both of our “kids” are nearly “flown”,
when I received an unexpected request to fill in a long term sub position, I decided to
explore a possible return to teaching. I am currently substitute teaching and am looking at
additional options for working outside the home for at least a few more years. As a family,
we enjoy hiking, biking, being outdoors and spending time together.
I have been an active volunteer in both the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, and
remain very active in the co-ed Scouting program called Venturing at the Crew, District and
Council level. I enjoyed many years of volunteering with the Parkway Schools and at St
John’s /Mercy hospital to support families with babies in the Neonative Intensive Care Unit.
I have been active at St. Martins throughout the years, teaching Sunday School, working
with the Garage Sale, helping the ECW get started back up again, helping organize a “Mom’s
Meals” program, and helping with VBS, among others. One of the first activities I became
involved with was the VBS program when my kids were very young. That positive
experience for my family led us to get more involved with St. Martins. Both of my kids
completed confirmation at St. Martin’s and we enjoyed helping get the Youth Group active
again for several years. I joined the cadre of parishioners teaching Sunday School again this
year and have enjoyed that immensely.
I’ve always enjoyed working alongside the people of St. Martin’s and if elected, look
forward to serving the entire congregation as a member of Vestry for the upcoming term. I
have served as the Clerk to the Vestry for the past 12 months, completing the term of the
former Clerk when her family relocated. There was a bit of a learning curve to get fully up to
speed with the Clerk duties and although there are additional aspects of serving as Clerk
I’m still discovering, I feel like I finally have a reasonably good grasp of the responsibilities.
As a member of the Vestry, I hope to serve St. Martin’s however I am able and in whatever
ways identified as valuable to the parishioners and the church.