June 13

June 13, 2012 – Kimberly Clark Sharp, MSW, RN


Kimberly Clark Sharp


(206) 932-4848


  • Author of “After the Light: The Spiritual Path to Purpose” (Wm. Morrow & Co. 1995; audio HarperCollins 1995; paperback Avon 1996), endorsed by Dr. Raymond Moody, Betty Eadie, Dr. Kenneth Ring and Dr. Melvin Morse; Canadian Literary Guild Alternate Book of the Month
  • Founder of Seattle International Association of Near Death Studies, the world’s oldest and largest support group for near death experiencers, since 1982
  • Named one of the forty most influential people under the age of 40 in the Pacific Northwest, 1987
  • Founder of the Department of Social Work at the world’s first bone marrow transplant center
  • Pioneer in the field of critical care social work
  • International conference and workshop speaker
  • Published in many journals, textbooks and magazines
  • Consultant to news and entertainment industry
  • Cancer survivor
  • Co-teacher, Terminal Illness Seminar, School of Medicine, University of Washington (since 1977)
  • Clinical assistant professor, School of Social Work, University of Washington (2 decades)
  • Master of Social Work, University of Washington, 1976
  • Happy wife and mother

 Kimberly founded the first IANDS chapter in the word.She’s a wonderful lady with an important story to tell.

Link to After The Light

Death is nothing to fear-and life without fear can be lived to the fullest. This is Kimberly Clark Sharp’s message from her extraordinary experience during the time after her heart suddenly stopped beating and she lay on the sidewalk, not breathing, and without a pulse. Swept into a peaceful loving place of brilliant golden light and warm comfort, she saw, for the first time, the meaning of life-and death. Thereafter, Kimberly, with hamster Toto at her side, left Kansas for Seattle-known as “the Emerald City”-to fulfill a destiny devoted to the service of others as foreseen at the end of her near-death experience. Guided by a new sensitivity to the presence of angels, demons and other invisibilities, Kimberly attained a Masters degree in Social Work at the University of Washington and began a career in medical social work that put her in direct contact with dying people-and people who almost died and came back. It is the inspirational stories of these near-death experiences, as well as Kimberly’s own life challenges in love, family life and the diagnosis of breast cancer, that form the core of this surprisingly funny page-turner of a book. Find Kim’s book here.