Member Since 1999
Karen joined the Compassion International Board of Directors after a decade-long career in corporate and banking law. She worked with Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz in Chicago, the Bank of America and the First National Bank of Chicago.
Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and a law degree from the College of William and Mary, where she was executive editor of the “Law Review.”
After leaving the law to focus full-time on the needs of her family, God opened the door for Karen to invest many of those same skills in Compassion’s cause, which spoke powerfully to her heart’s call to help alleviate the suffering and vulnerability of children living in poverty. Her more than 20-year tenure on Compassion’s board includes seven years as board chair.
Karen has also taught at various conferences and retreats, as well as in Sunday school and Community Bible Study, and she has been involved in various community activities.
Karen and her husband live in California. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.