Speaking Schedule

Karen is a dynamic speaker and engaging educator, leading hightly interactive workshops where her audiences learn about healthy grief and/or discover skills to authentically help grieving friends.

As a friend to the hurting heart, she has known the inexpressible experience of watching her precious three year old son slip away in death to leukemia.

In her desire to make sense of the pain, she discovered Biblical resources that comforted and brought healing.  Her book, Comfort for the Day, was written so others could access these same resources.

Her marriage of 41 years is enhanced with two wonderful adult children and two granddaughters.  Karen enjoys morning speed-walking, vegetarian cooking, reading, riding on the back of her husband’s motor cycle, and watching thought provoking movies.

Karen loves the work she does to educate others about healthy grief and positive grief support, trusting God is the ultimate source of comfort and healing.

2018 Speaking Schedule

January 19-21 Coeur d’ Alene SDA Church, Coeur d’ Alene Idaho

February 1 & 2 Health and Wellness Boot Camp/Texas Association of Counties, Horseshoe Bay TX

March 2-3 Vancouver SDA Church, Vacouver WA

April 21 Chico Adventist Church, Chico CA

May 4-6 Watsonville SDA Church, Watsonville, CA

June 18-22 Washington Conference Camp Meeting, Auburn WA

July 15-18 Camp Agape Bereavement Camp for Children 7-12, Marble Falls, TX

July 19 Oregon Conference Camp Meeting, Gladstone OR

August 1-4 Exhibiting at ASI International Conference, Orlando FL

September 20 Las Vegas Area SDA Pastors Meeting, Las Vegas NV

September 21,22 Fairmont SDA Church, Lodi CA

September 28-30 Manteca SDA Church, Manteca CA

October 9 through November 13, Chico Adventist Church, 6 week Grief Options mini series, Chico CA

November 2-4 Mt. Shasta SDA Church, Mt. Shasta CA

November 30 – December 2 English Oaks SDA Church, Lodi CA

December 12 Florida Advent Hospital Chaplains & Ministry Care, Daytona Beach FL


January 25-27 Andover SDA church, Andover MN

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Our mission is to be a supportive and compassionate companion for those who grieve and helpful, encouraging insight for those who comfort them.

It is our desire that this web site become one of your shared resources when you meet a grieving friend.  Our second, yet equally important goal is to offer significant and relevant information so that CfD remains one of your go-to places for your own benefit.