Celebrate Black History: The Rev. Kymberley Clemons (KC) Jones

Rev. Kymberley Clemons (KC) Jones
Rev. Kymberley Clemons (KC) Jones currently serves as Senior Pastor of Valley Stream Presbyterian Church in Valley Stream and has been a member of the Long Island Presbytery since 2008.   Today, Rev. Clemons-Jones is also the first woman of color to serve as pastor of the church in its 84 year history.  Rev. KC is a loving and nurturing pastor to both her parishioners and to those who have come to work under her leadership in ministry.  She believes she is obligated to share her many experiences in ministry with students who are willing to put in the hard work required to become ministers of the gospel.

The Valley Stream Mom has been married for 18 years and is the mother of 2 teens ages 13 and 17, who attend South Jr. and High School. She recently founded W.A.N.T.E.D., an organization that teaches boys decision making skills when dealing with violence and police targeting.

Close to her heart is the issue of domestic violence.  With over 10 years of experience in the field, she has provided clinical counseling to victims of domestic violence and supervision to clinicians at an emergency domestic violence shelter (1999-2004).  She continues to facilitate individual counseling sessions for individual survivors and group workshops and training on domestic violence prevention.

Rev. KC has received numerous awards and honors throughout her working years.  Rev. KC was honored to be a part of a delegation to Vietnam and Cambodia with the American Counseling Association to discuss the field of counseling and ways of introducing and expanding the field of counseling in those areas.  She was also featured in an article called “Women Doing it All: How four women balance marriage, family, and career" in Positive Community Magazine.  Rev. KC is also the Founder of the Community Healing and Caring Center Inc. a non-profit organization, focused on family cohesion, community building and restoration. 

KC is an contributing author of three book s, "From A Window: Discovery" published in 2011, “How to Survive When Your Ship is Sinking: Weathering Life’s Storms” and “Boys to Men: The Guide for African American Boys”,  both to be released in August 2012.   She is very proud to be working on her own book, “Cured but Not Healed:  How to Experience Deeper Healing in Your Life” to be released in April 2012.
You can find Rev. KC at valleystreampres.org, restorationlifecoach.com and on Facebook under “KCJones "Restoration" Coaching Services,” where she submits coaching advice.

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