Karen is a native of Pennsylvania and a graduate of Penn State University, but has lived most of her adult life here in Houston. Her calling as an educator led her to move to Texas to work in the public school system as a teacher of hearing-impaired children. Karen served at John Wesley UMC first as a preschool teacher, then as the Director of Children’s Ministries for 6 years, and currently serves as the Assistant Director of John Wesley Preschool. She has received Professional Certification in Christian Education from Perkins School of Theology and has been trained as a Stephen Minister as well as a Holy Listener for young children.
"It is a privilege and a blessing to teach young children about God’s great love for them."
Karen and her husband Gil have three children and enjoy spending time together as a family going to sporting events, and faithfully following the Texans and the Astros. A few of her favorite pastimes are reading, walking her yellow Lab Harley, and spending time outdoors, especially near an ocean or a lake!