Loves the Lord and her favorite scriptures are: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life” and I Corinthians 5:17 “For we walk by faith and not by sight.”
A native of Washington, D.C., Karen currently serves as an Itinerant Elder on the ministerial staff at Pilgrim African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) of Washington, DC. She works as the Reentry Coordinator for Catholic Charities, DC Jurisdiction, where she coordinates mentoring services, job placement and housing assistance for men and women returning back into the community.
Karen has completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education at MedStar Washington Hospital Center (WHC) in Washington, D.C.
Karen is a candidate for a Doctorate of Ministry degree, “A Biblical Model for Mentoring Offenders,” from Virginia University of Lynchburg, expecting to graduate May 2016.
Karen is the Director of the Pilgrim’s Prison Ministry and her passion involves ministering to the disenfranchised. She provides community services hours under the collaboration with Court Service Supervision Agency (CSOSA). She has received numerous awards from CSOSA, one to include the Volunteers Presidential Award signed by President Barak Obama.
Karen is the President of DCWISE1, Inc. a newly formed non-profit to move the disenfranchised from unemployed to employed, from homelessness to residency, from separation of family to reunification with families, from no socialization skills to being socialized back into the community, and from no self-worth to self-worth being strengthened and empowered to succeed. The backdrop of the success for DCWISE1, Inc comes from volunteers who give of themselves to this population for without volunteers and supporters, our walk would be different.