About

 

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Short version:

Kim Ketola is the host and executive producer of Cradle My Heart Today, a daily short feature aired on over 600 outlets, and Cradle My Heart Radio a weekly live interactive program with guests and timely pro-life topics. Kim’s work in Twin Cities broadcasting at KS95, KTIS and WCCO while known as Kim Jeffries led to her Induction to the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2013.

Kim’s book Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion won First Place at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in 2010, and she was a Finalist for New Author of the Year in the 2013 Evangelical Christian Press Association Book Awards.

Kim is an experienced speaker for conferences and keynotes, and she present The Case for Life in Christian high schools and colleges in partnership with Scott Klusendorf’s Life Training Institute. She is also a frequent media guest on pro-life topics; her credits include being a Cast Member of Life is Best, and a regular contributor to Faith Radio Mornings.

Kim is active expressing her faith in community life and was appointed by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as Chair of the MN Governor’s Council on Faith and Community Service Initiatives in 2006. Along with her husband Bruce, she has also volunteered in foreign missions and with ministries serving the homeless, the addict and those in jail and prison. Kim and Bruce are parents of four adult children, and they make their home in suburban Atlanta.
Extended Bio:

Kim Ketola (“Kim Jeffries”) is currently the host and executive producer of Cradle My Heart Today and Cradle My Heart Radio. Her work in general market and Christian radio and TV (at KSTP-FM, WCCO Radio & TV, and KTIS/Faith Radio) led to her Induction in 2013 to the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Kim’s book Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love after Abortion (Kregel, 2012) features a Foreword by Ruth Graham and was a Finalist for the 2013 ECPA Book of the Year Awards (as New Author) and was awarded First Place at the 2010 Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. Kim is a keynote speaker at churches, pregnancy centers and community events. The book was the culmination of years of serving with the international outreach Ruth Graham and Friends conferences.

Let Love Love You, Kim’s debut EP released in October of 2014. It was produced by Rick Barron and features some of the best musicians working today, showcasing original songs to help in the journey of healing our hearts after child loss due to reproductive choice.

Kim is a Member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and has served as conference faculty for Ruth Graham and FriendsHeartbeat International, the Christian Women in Media AssociationLutherans for Life, and Set Apart. She also created and hosted faith-based postabortion healing conferences which were approved for ongoing credits for mental health professionals by the State of Minnesota. She studied Theater and Communications at Northwestern University, and holds a B.S. in Ministry from  the University of Northwestern-St. Paul, where she also served as Adjunct Faculty, teaching Media Ministries. Kim’s articles have been featured in More to Life Magazine, CBA Retailers + Resources, Minnesota Christian Chronicle, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Saint Paul Pioneer Press, and Minnesota Women’s Press, and she is a frequent guest on pro-life issues on many media outlets.

Kim was appointed by Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as Chair, MN Governor’s Council on Faith and Community Service Initiatives (2006-2008); other service includes Board Member at Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities, and MN Teen Challenge, and other jail and prison ministry outreach. She and her husband, Bruce are parents of four adult children, and they make their home in suburban Atlanta.

KIM KETOLA PRESS COVERAGE:

CBA Retailers + Resources review of Cradle My Heart – “A must read…”

Knight-Ridder Pioneer Press article

Star Tribune article

PILOT Magazine profile

The Citizen article

Minnesota Worldview thumbnail of Life Redeemed, Kim Ketola, Executive Producer and host.

Minnesota Examiner on Kim’s appointment by Tim Pawlenty as Chair, Minnesota Governor’s Faith and Community Services Initiative