Kim Odom

Rev. Kim Odom was born and raised in Boston, MA.  Kim is married to Ronald D. Odom, Sr., and from their union are five beautiful children. The family resides in Dorchester, MA. Kim serves as co-pastor with her husband, Pastor Ronald Odom, Sr. at True Vine Church in Dorchester. After working 10 years in the Insurance industry, the tragic death of their 13 year old son, Steven, October 4, 2007, to gun violence brought Kim to the work of violence prevention and intervention. In 2013, Kim joined Operation LIPSTICK (Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner City Killing), as a Field Director, a public health and public safety program of Citizens for Safety addressing the exploitation of women and girls in gun trafficking. In 2008, Kim joined the Boston Public Health Commission's Division of Violence Prevention and served as a Family Support Coordinator with the Violence Intervention Advocacy Program (VIAP) of the Boston Medical Center. Kim has had featured roles in national conferences sponsored by the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention, Office for Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Conference of the Children’s Defense Fund, and Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Kim is an avid supporter of the Restorative Justice practice and has participated in the annual Restorative Justice Responsibility Retreat conference at MCI Norfolk prison. Kim now works with her husband honoring their son’s legacy to develop The SPOT for Life.  Kim's activism and advocacy is inspired by one of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s. quotes, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."