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Karen, born and raised in Oklahoma, joined our full-time staff in 2013.  Prior to that, you would have found her interpreting for deaf students in Muskogee Public Schools and Hilldale Public Schools, serving as assistant to our Associate Pastor, or directing traffic at Kamp Kidville Summer Day Camp program for 10 years.  Karen is passionate about creating activities, programs, and events that allow relationships to form between fellow believers, as well as, those who are seeking what is missing in their lives - Jesus Christ.

While studying and receiving her degree in Interpreting ASL/English from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Karen developed a deep sense of advocacy for those in the Deaf community.  She has interpreted many worship services at First Baptist Muskogee and has interpreted in the surrounding area.

When she is not planning activities, Karen is either scrapbooking, hunting down a great sale on scrapbooking supplies, talking about scrapbooking with fellow scrapbookers, looking for scrapbooking ideas on Pinterest, or planning her next time to scrapbook.

Karen is the mother of two grown daughters and grandmother to two rowdy, delightful boys.