About Kimberly Simpkins

Kimberly Simpkins has been married since September 1999 to a wonderful man with a not-so-wonderful illness that was recently changed from bipolar 1 to schizoaffective disorder bipolar type. He was diagnosed at age 16, long before we were a couple. Theye met when they traveled the world as missionaries with a Christian music group. Kimberly played violin, he played drums. Together, they have a lovely college student daughter who brings sunshine into their lives.

By profession, she is a violinist, violist and music educator. Her musical journey has taken her all over the world and given her rich experiences too numerous to recount. However, thus far her greatest, and at times most treacherous, adventure has been that of her family of three, as they navigate life in the shadow of her husband’s serious mental health challenges.

In the midst of the many joys and trials, the Lord has been faithful beyond measure. She hopes to share with you some of the ways in which God has met them in the darkness, and pray you will come away encouraged with the hope that He can do the same for you!

Topic Covered by Kimberly

Repairing a Marriage Broken by Mental Illness

By sharing their own journey of how mental illness nearly ripped their family apart, and how they miraculously came together again, Kimberly hopes participants will walk away encouraged that 1. They are not alone, 2. There is hope, and 3. How faith and other tools can bring them to the other side, whatever that looks like for them.

They have endured periods of severe crises and marital separation. Her husband went through times of homelessness, jail, and hospitalizations, for years at a time. This talk is geared mainly towards spouses of loved ones with mental illness.

Recovering from brokenness can be every bit as painful as the break itself. There is the beautiful pain of healing, but it’s still pain. If you’re willing to persevere through the pain, you will come out on the other side stronger than before.

en_USEnglish

Take the First Step in Starting Your Own Fresh Hope Group

SIGN UP AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THE WEBSITE

Webinar: How Churches Can Facilitate Access to Mental Health Care

Register Here to Watch Free!

Webinar: What I Wish My Pastor Knew About Mental Health

Register Here to Watch Free!

Enter your information and we will get back to you in regards to starting a Hope Coach Ministry.

Best time to contact

Enter your information and we will contact you about becoming a hope coach.

Best time to contact

What Your Gift Can Do for Offering Hope to the Hopeless

For every 32 cents given, we are able to offer hope for a week to one person who has a mental health challenge.

For every $16.64 given annually, we are able to offer hope for one year to one person.

Any amount you are able to give will help to offer hope to the hopeless.

What type of donation would you like to make?

Enter your information to speak with a hope consultant

Best time to contact

Thank you for taking the next step towards hope.

We want to make sure that we send you information that will best serve your needs, so please take a few moments to fill in the information below.

(Please note that your privacy is our utmost concern. Fresh Hope will never
sell your data and your information is kept strictly confidential.)

Name

Address

Phone / Email

The following best describes me