- My Local
- My Reach
- My Self
Kim Lokken serves in Minneapolis and its periphery of western metro counties. From inner city to farms to residential cities largely inhabited by those who commute to the Minneapolis metro area for work, this demographic contains great diversity.
A 2010 survey revealed that 45.7% of residents in Hennepin County claimed no religious adherence. This, coupled with the fact that Carver and Hennepin counties rank first and third for population growth in Minnesota (2010-2016), only highlights the desperate need for the gospel in this demographic.
Our prisons and jails are filled with people who are desperate for something different for themselves, but live in fear, helplessness, and hopelessness. They simply don’t know where to turn or what to do. Although correctional facilities offer various programs to help inmates, a staggering 68% return within three years and 77% within five years of their release. It’s clear that something is missing. These people need advocates who offer support, encouragement, community, and life-building connections ‘on the outside’. And they need a rock-solid foundation — His name is Jesus.
After seeing the need in her community, Kim felt called to share the amazing simplicity of the Gospel and its life-changing impact to those in the prison system. She finds no greater joy than sharing the heart of Jesus Christ, the Good Shepherd who meticulously cares for His flock, seeks out those who are hopelessly lost, and sacrificially gave His life for them.
Through Kim’s involvement in prison ministry she has become impassioned to support those reentering society from corrections. “I struggle with addiction. I am homeless. And I’m getting out soon.” Those words, spoken to Kim, were her call to greater involvement. Her God-given vision is to one day offer a place of transitional care to those reentering society from corrections.
Kim Lokken became an approved candidate with InFaith in 2018.
Kim was born and raised in western Minnesota and now resides in Watertown, MN. She has a husband of 27 years, David, and two sons, Zachary and Nicholas.
God radically captured Kim’s heart in 2008 and called her into vocational ministry in 2011. In response to that calling, Kim attended Bethel University and then the University of Northwestern St. Paul where she graduated with a Masters in Theological Studies and later a Master of Divinity.
Kim loves InFaith's passion for Jesus, their solid grounding in Scripture, and their heart to reach the lost, dying, and dark places of this nation.