Karen has been involved in education both nationally and internationally for over 30 years. As an advocate for citizen involvement in government, she has served the community both as a volunteer and an elected city official.
Karen is a Regional Speaker Trainer for Stonecroft Ministries. She has been an adjunct music education professor at Calvary Bible College in Kansas City. Karen is the author of What No One Ever Told Me: 8 Incredible Things I Discovered About Women and Leadership and co-authored SCARS Life Hurts…God Heals.
Karen and her husband, Dan, have been married 34 years and have 3 wonderful kids, a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law. She has four grandchildren, Lincoln, Aly, Noah and Jackson. Karen and Dan co-founded a ministry called Inspire International that provides hospitality for missionaries in their 117-year old Victorian home. They live in the Kansas City, MO metroplex. Karen loves spending time with her family, traveling and enjoying her summers at the lake.