Naomi pursued graduate religious studies at Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, Illinois, graduating in 2005. Prior to the commencement of the graduate program, King met Rev. Dr. Thandeka, a professor at the school. They fell in love and their partnership was solemnized in a Unitarian Universalist ceremony.
Naomi won the 2005 Stewardship Sermon Award for her sermon "Stand By This Faith."
Naomi, was born with a chronic deficit of the hormone adrenaline. Naomi’s ongoing health problems have made a full-time ministry impossible. She now works as a self-styled "Business Monkey" for Pietree Orchard, a shop and property near her parents in Sweden, Maine, that the Kings purchased in 2007 rather than see converted to condominiums.