Karen has been a spiritual director, trained at Christos Center for Spiritual Formation, for over fifteen years and joined the Loyola Spirituality Center community in 2015. Prior to Loyola, Karen was a spiritual director at Luther Seminary in St. Paul, companioning students and spouses to listen and notice the presence of the Holy Spirit in an often overwhelming vocation. Karen offers both individual and group spiritual direction.
Karen is a second career pastor with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America after decades of working as a Registered Nurse. Two wonderful vocations that have brought her great joy.
Karen has found being a companion with directees an honor and a privilege. Being in the presence of another’s story is always sacred, and it is a gift to be part of God’s leading in another person’ life.
Karen’s life experience also includes: Twelve Step Recovery; raising four children; and contemplating what life has to bring after the nest empties.
Karen is married to her husband, Ed, of 30 years. Karen loves to hike with her family, biking whenever and wherever possible, and walking with her dog. Spiritual practice includes taking sacred time in the early hours of the day for contemplative prayer, reading and writing. And, yoga too!
Karen is available for Spiritual Direction, The Spiritual Exercises, and Personal Directed Retreats.