Dr. Kimberleigh is a clergywoman, educator, and liturgical artist. Her ministerial passions include the arts, worship, liturgical dance, Christian spirituality, discipleship/formation, and creativity and imagination. Dr. Kimberleigh served as Associate Minister for twelve years at Marble Collegiate Church (NYC), under the Rev. Dr. Arthur Caliandro. Her ministry there included assignments as pastoral advisor and congregational care for the Marble Women’s Ministry, Young Adults, GIFTS, and the Arts Fellowship. She served as Director of Worship at The Riverside Church, where she worked creatively with her mentor, the Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes. Later, she also served as Director of the Chapel at Drew University Theological School.
She holds the PhD from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, MDiv from Union Theological Seminary with a concentration in Theology and the Arts, and BA from the University of NC-Chapel Hill. In the field of higher education, Dr. Jordan has served as Associate Director at the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion, as well as Assistant Professor of Religion, Arts, and Black Studies on the faculty at Drew University Theological School.
Prior to seminary, she was a professional dancer and studied on scholarship at the Dance Theatre of Harlem. She and her spouse, the Rev. John Vaughn, DMin have been married for almost twenty-two years, and are the proud parents of two dynamic sons.