real life still closeup - CopyKim Ketola ~ Broadcaster, Author, Ministry Leader

Short version:

Kim Ketola is the host and executive producer of Cradle My Heart Today, a daily pro-life feature airing on over 800 radio outlets, Cornerstone and NRB-TV networks; and Cradle My Heart Radio a weekly pro-life program with guests and timely topics. Kim’s work in Twin Cities broadcasting led to her Induction to the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame in 2013. Kim’s Amazon #1 bestseller Cradle My Heart, Finding God’s Love After Abortion was a Finalist in the 2013 Evangelical Christian Press Association Book Awards. Kim is an experienced speaker and media guest. She holds a B.S. in Ministry from University of Northwestern, St. Paul and has studied applied bio-ethics at Oklahoma Wesleyan University.

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 TownhallMore 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.


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