Kimberly Barry

Kimberly was raised in the Cartersville area. She graduated with the first graduating class of Woodland High School. While in high school, she started working at Advocates for Children, which is what started her love for the agency. She is also a graduate of Valdosta State University and has a bachelors degree in Psychology with a minor in art. Kimberly is married to the love of her life, Shane. They have two daughters, Emma Kate and Ella Grace and two fur babies, Sophie and Stella. Kimberly has worked full time in social work since 2008 and is currently also the Case Manager for Advocates for Children, Flowering Branch Children's Shelter. The children at Flowering Branch have become a part of Kimberly's family and she loves them just as she loves her biological children. 

Favorite Experience: I have enjoyed several things throughout my life. I enjoyed college, my summer doing study abroad, traveling to other places and getting married. By far, my favorite life experience has been being a Mommy. I love being able to see the world through my children's eyes. I have loved starting family traditions and seeing Emma Kate and Ella Grace's eyes light up, even with the small things in life. 

When not at Church or with Family: I love to paint, craft and decorate my house. I also like to plan parties and weddings. I work for a wedding coordinator on the side, in my free time. I am also learning to sew.... But don't expect me to sew you clothes anytime soon since I'm not so great at it. 

Favorite Quote: "Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

Music I Listen to: I love music. What I listen to, depends on my mood. You can often catch me in my car, at a red light, putting on a live concert.  I sing at the top of my lungs (might not sound great to others around me) and I am awesome at the air drums. Another reason I love my husband is because he just smiles or sings along with me instead of covering his ears. 

My Life Verse is: "Trust in the Lord, with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge him and he will direct your path." (Proverbs 3:5-6)