Location: Palatine, Illinois. Willing to travel throughout U.S. and Canada.
Karen’s passion is helping people follow God’s call to serve in all areas of their life – home, work, church and in the community — especially when serving is difficult. She also addresses the issues that arise when we serve together as volunteers in the church. In addition to offering practical help, she also digs for the deeper truths, especially the power and freedom offered by Jesus of Nazareth.
Karen has led healthy church volunteerism for 20+ years and currently serves St. Peter Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She also maintains a website of volunteerism resources, www.TheEquipper.org, writes a newsletter, blogs for CTA, Inc., and has done webinars, led workshops and spoken on serving and volunteerism in a variety of settings.
A graduate of WLI’s speaker school, she has an MA in Theology (Concordia University, Irvine) and a professional CVA (Certified in Volunteer Administration) credential. She and her husband, a retired full-time church musician, share their home with his 96-year-old mother. Their two adult sons live a little further away than Mom would prefer but are faithful in their visits! Karen enjoys camping, hiking, reading and gardening.