Meet Kim

Kim Jones, Author of Mystery Rangers

Adventure called! Kim answered! National Park Ranger Kim Guthrie lived adventure as a park ranger in the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area in Washington! Interpreting the mysteries of science and history to park visitors, Kim’s love of nature and adventure met a perfect match! With this perfect match of science and adventure however, there was hidden challenge…

Raised in a godly home, Kim became a Christian at a young age. She treasured God’s word and was interested in the study of creation. However, in her job as a park ranger, Kim’s faith and belief in creation was challenged! The answer to that challenge came from an unexpected place…a mountain that had been blown to bits!

Exploring the far reaches of Washington and Oregon during her time off, Kim discovered the Seven Wonders Creation Museum near Mt. St. Helens, in Washington. The jaw-dropping evidences of creation that she learned there helped reinforce Kim’s faith and spurred her on to work at the museum and assist in guided tours of the volcanic area the next summer. That summer was when the “Mystery Ranger Series” was born.

Kim’s trail adventures along life’s path also include being a fourth grade teacher, curriculum designer and teacher for outdoor school programs, Arkansas State Park Naturalist, assistant backcountry guide and counselor and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction in Outdoor Education from Northern Illinois University.

Kim’s passion for teaching children about God’s Creation in nature through hands-on experiential fun-filled activities can be seen in her first book in the Mystery Ranger Series, “Mystery Rangers: The Case of the Missing Mountain!”

Kim continues enjoying teaching about God’s Creation through writing, hands-on natural interpretation, games, team building and public speaking.

16 Responses to Meet Kim

  1. Capt.Garland W Campbell says:

    As stated before Kim,make sure you make available how to get copies of your Books. Lots & Lots of GrandBabies~here !!!

    • kimgjones says:

      Thank you Captain Garland! I sure will! When the book is released you may purchase it at or Amazon, and hopefully at most of your Christian book stores! (: Have a great day!

  2. Kim's oldest Neice says:

    Hey, Aunt Kim! You’re doing GREAT!!!! I looked at the Amazon reviews today, and tey are all five stars. Keep up the good work!

  3. grandpa says:

    love following your adventures!!!!!

  4. Kent Weakley says:

    Thanks for what you do. NP Rangers make the difference between a good and a great park visit. We’ve met amazing rangers throughout our wonderful country. You are among an elite group of highly respected leaders. Thank you!

    • kimgjones says:

      Thanks for the encouragement! I loved being an NP Ranger! It is an awesome, wonderful, amazing job! I can’t say enough good about it! My years as a ranger were remarkable. Since I’ve married we don’t live near a national park. I continue working in outdoor education and writing and still really love what I get to do! Keep up with your photography! It looks awesome! It’s great to meet you!

      Kim (:

  5. Wow, Ranger Kim!!!! I saw how many comments you are getting on the Homeschool Expo contest. Keep it up! E-Mail me if you want me to do another post for me!!!!!

    - Kid Reporter Kaylee

    • kimgjones says:

      Thanks for the encouragement Kid Reporter Kaylee! I’ll let you know about another post soon! Keep up your great reporting!

      Ranger Kim (:

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  7. Jaxs Powell says:

    I absolutely love your enthusiasm and love for life and creation.
    What a great gift God has given you to creatively reach out to teach others.
    Love, Hugs and Blessings to you and your family.
    BTW; Kim and I have two dogs, a cat and two chickens. Where are your two

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  9. love seeing the comments from your family! trying to teach my mama to navigate the internet is like trying to find your way out of a deep dark forest – with no compass, map, or shoes! (yes, it’s painful!) :) she’s trying!

    • kimgjones says:

      I love seeing their comments too! I am very blessed to have such a wonderful family! LOL about the internet. My parents do navigate it – but their internet is not very fast. They would like a much faster “cruise.” LOL! Love your forest analogy!!!! BTW!! It’s even funnier because I was just teaching orienteering this morning!

      Have a wonderful day!


  10. Anna nelson says:

    Hi, I really need some help, my daughter and I are doing “the case of the missing mountain” and we are stuck on page 26, trying to figure out the directions for how to do this experiment, is there any way you could put together a video for us to understand so we can do this ourselves. Thank you

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