The Reverend Dr. Kim Blocher was called to Zion UCC on September 11, 2005. A native of Adams County, Pastor Kim and her husband, the Reverend Larry Knutson, live on the edge of the Michaux State Forest 8 miles south of Newville. Pastor Kim was ordained in 1995, and taught business at Shippensburg University prior to attending Lancaster Theological Seminary, where she graduated with a Master’s of Divinity in 1995. She has also served as a chaplain in the psychiatric field, and as an Interim Specialist for the United Church of Christ. She earned her Doctor of Ministry degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary in May of 2009.  Her dissertation was titled “Rehearsing Resurrection by Practicing What We Proclaim.”  Pastor Kim holds dear her relationships with the people and the land in Adams County. When not working she can be found gardening, reading, and hiking with the Zion hiking group South Mountain Ramblers!  She has a passion for native plants and helps with native plantings at King’s Gap State Park as a Penn State Master Gardener for Cumberland County.