Kipp was born and raised in Birmingham, AL, and is a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Auburn University. After college, Kipp spent two years working with a United Methodist campus ministry and serving as a student pastor of four rural churches in Auburn, AL. Kipp graduated with a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. He has worked in various ministry settings, including rural and urban churches, several youth groups, a vibrant college ministry, and two new church starts. Kipp is most excited to live in the diverse community of Miami and learning from each person’s story! He looks forward to working with FUMC and continuing the discernment of how God is calling us to serve the downtown community!