Kim is a native of Columbus Ohio. She moved with her family to Las Cruces in 1973 and subsequently graduated from both Las Cruces High School and NMSU. She has a music degree with an emphasis on the violin. In 1979 Kim married Don and they have two daughters.
As a life long musician, Kim found it natural to begin leading worship many years ago. As the Lyttons moved to China to be missionaries, Kim continued to lead worship in both local and international settings. Don and Kim returned from the mission field in 2012 after 21 years abroad. They currently make their home in Las Cruces where they serve the Lord at Bethel Bible Fellowship. In addition to leading worship at Bethel, Kim works as a music and Bible teacher at Desert Springs Christian Academy and has a private music studio in her home.