Kim L. Coleman reelected president of Union of Black Episcopalians

July 11, 2022

Kim L. Coleman, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Arlington, Virginia, has been elected to a second three-year term as president of the Union of Black Episcopalians.

According to a UBE press release, in her first term Coleman and her leadership team not only reversed the union’s $86,000 deficit but also implemented new financial management policies to protect the group in the future and doubled the size of its membership.

In her local community, Coleman is known as an ecumenical leader. She currently serves as the pastoral liaison to the Metro Virginia Seventh-day Adventist Church and previously held similar positions with the Abune Aregawi Ethiopian Orthodox congregation and the Afghan Muslim Prayer Group. She is co-organizer of the Arlington Race Project with NOVA Catholic Community.

In a statement, Coleman said her plans for her second presidential term include focusing on development for local UBE chapters as well as  enhancing the union’s program that matches churches with people of color who are searching for new vocational opportunities.