Our Pastors

About Pastor Kim Risedorph

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Pastor Kim Risedorph

Rev. Dr. Kim Risedorph joined the the Asbury staff as a Co-pastor in July 2009. Before becoming a pastor, she was a college professor, specializing in modern Chinese history, at Nebraska Wesleyan University. Over the years, she became more and more aware of how vital it was to tend to our spiritual journey. And that awareness prompted her to start seminary, at Pacific School of Religion, in 1999. She served at Lynnewood United Methodist Church for five years as Pastor of Christian Nurture and Discipleship.

Kim and her husband Steve have two children, Gabe and Becca. When she’s not working at Asbury, you’ll find her with family, or reading, walking, swimming, or doing yoga.

 

Welcome Message from Pastor Kim

About Pastor Chelsea Constant

Pastor Chelsea Constant

Pastor Chelsea Constant

Pastor Chelsea Constant joined the Asbury team as Pastor of Discipleship in 2014. That role includes ministry with youth, young adults, small groups, and many other areas of ministry!  Originally from Cupertino, California, Chelsea felt called by God to ministry at the age of 16 while on a trip to Australia with her church’s youth group. Since then, Chelsea has followed God to Tulane University where she earned a BA in Religious Studies, French, and International Development, to Duke Divinity School where she graduated with a M.Div in 2014, to Asbury UMC. She was ordained by the United Methodist Church in June, 2017.

Along the way, Chelsea discovered a passion for the local church, Scripture, deep prayer, service, and loving all people.

Chelsea and her husband Nick have one adorable dog named Lily. Along with her passions for ministry, Chelsea loves to bake cupcakes, play with her dog, read, and watch The Office.

 

Welcome Message from Pastor Chelsea