Reverend Kymberly E. McNair graduated with a Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology from Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York where she was the she was the sole recipient of the Robert Lynn Wood Fellowship for the “promise of excellence in teaching or in a ministry of education.” Her work toward her S.T.M. degree focused on designing healing rituals, liturgy and bible studies useful for communities of faith in responding to issues concerning Domestic Violence. Reverend McNair is currently the Associate Minister at Antioch Baptist Church.
As part of her involvement in interfaith work, Reverend McNair traveled with 15 seminarians from various Protestant and Jewish seminaries in the tri-state area to Israel to participate in the Protestant-Jewish Seminarian Program on Israel and Israeli-Palestinian Relations sponsored by Auburn Seminary and the American Jewish Committee. She is also a colleague in dialogue with the Center for Christian Jewish Understanding of Sacred Heart University (CCJU) in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Rev. McNair has taught at the College of New Rochelle’s School of New Resources and the Abyssinian Institute of Abyssinian Baptist Church. She has also worked with the Poverty Initiative a group housed at Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, developing religious strategy for the movement to reignite Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign.
Rev. McNair is the Training Coordinator for My Sisters’ Place, a domestic violence agency located in Westchester County, New York. In her role as Training Coordinator, she facilitates trainings throughout Westchester County for health care providers, law enforcement, college students, and religious communities to help them recognize and respond to Domestic/Intimate Partner violence in their professional and personal lives. She represents My Sisters’ Place and Antioch Baptist Church in the North East Westchester Domestic Abuse Alliance (NEW-DAA) and she is a member of the CSA Faith Collaborative, based at CONNECT Faith in New York City, which is a working group formed by clergy and lay leaders concerned with the church’s response to child sex abuse and she works with CONNECT’s outreach to faith communities in New York City.
Reverend McNair has preached and facilitated workshops in various churches in Westchester, Rockland Counties and the Bronx and she volunteers at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility.