Speaking Schedule

Karen is a dynamic speaker and engaging educator, leading highly 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 motorcycle, and watching thought-provoking movies.

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

2019 Speaking Schedule

December 3, CCC Pastoral Grief Education Training, Clovis CA 

November 8-10   Meadow Glade SDA Church, Comfort for the Day weekend, Battleground WA

October 18-20  Medford SDA church, Comfort for the Day weekend, Medford OR

October 8,15, 22, 29, Nov. 5,12  Beautiful Minds Wellness,–Grief Options Workshop, Auburn CA

September 27-29 Comfort for the Day Weekend Dodge Center, MN

August 19  Beatuiful Minds Wellness–5 Principles of Healthy Grief, Auburn CA

July 16-20  Alaska SDA Campmeeting, Palmer AK

July 7-11 Camp Agape, Marble Falls Texas

May 17-19  Payson SDA Church, Weekend Grief Education, and Training. Payson AZ

April 13 Sparks SDA and Riverview Chruch SDA, Comfort for the Day Weekand, Reno NV

January 25-27 Andover SDA church, Weekend Grief Education & Training.  Andover MN

January 7-9  Indiana Pastors Retreat, Training 

January 19, February 5, 19, March 12, April 9,23, May,   Paradise Pastors/Teachers Fire trauma Support, Chico CA



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, Vancouver 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 29 Paradise area pastors Grief Support Meeting, Chico CA

December 12 Florida Advent Hospital Chaplains, Ministry & Mission Training.  Daytona Beach FL


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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.