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.
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 29 Paradise area pastors Grief Support Meeting, Chico CA
December 12 Florida Advent Hospital Chaplains, Ministry & Mission Training. Daytona Beach FL
January 7-9 Indianna Pastors Retreat, Training
January 25-27 Andover SDA church, Weekend Grief Education & Training. Andover MN
April 13 Riverview Chruch, Becoming Skillful Comforters, Reno NV
May 17-19 Payson SDA Church, Weekend Grief Education and Training. Payson AZ