Karen joined Northwood’s staff in December 2018, as Prayer & Care Pastor; however, she and her husband, Grant are founding members of Northwood Church. She has served in a variety of Northwood leadership roles over this time. Karen has a deep passion for using her God-given gifts of encouragement, discernment and mercy while also connecting people with one another in hopes that they can grow each other in life and in faith. Karen and Grant have three young adult children. Karen’s life verse is: 1 Peter 3:15-16: “And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it. But do this in a gentle and respectful way.”