Rev. Kimberly Arbaugh

Rev. Kimberly Arbaugh is associate pastor of Carrollton First UMC (Ohio Valley District) where she leads The Bridge, a satellite worship service that meets in the livestock building of the Carroll County fairgrounds.  Launched in May of 2015, The Bridge is one of the fastest-growing congregations in the community, welcoming new visitors weekly and working through the Holy Spirit to disciple them in a life of Christ.

Arbaugh’s previous appointment was to the two-point charge of Harsh Memorial UMC and Kilgore UMC.  She believes strongly in the importance of laity and lay servants in the local church.  Named Ohio Valley District Pastor of the Year in 2011, she currently serves on the East Ohio Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, is a member of the Ohio Valley District Committee on Ministry, and is concluding her term as Ohio Valley District Youth Coordinator.

Arbaugh earned a Master of Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary and is currently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at Regent University in Virginia Beach. 

She is married to her high school sweetheart Douglas and they are the parents of a daughter and a son.