As Director of Roster and Call Process, Karen’s responsibilities include managing all rostered ministers’ records; providing materials for congregational call committees, individuals, and staff members; working with First Call Theological Education; and maintaining and updating the database.
A graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, she spent her career serving several Minneapolis Area Synod congregations as parish secretary. Most recently, she was the membership and data systems manager at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Hopkins.
Karen was on synod staff previously, from 1996 to 2004, first as mission and stewardship secretary, community secretary, and then, for several years, as roster and call process administrator, before moving to England for three years. She has two sons, Bill and Geoff, and two very active grandsons, Will and Oliver. She lives in Maple Grove, spending her free time reading, doing needlework, and spoiling her grandchildren. She is a member of St. Barnabas Lutheran Church.