Areas of focus
Creative ways to respond to God
“The Formation of Spiritual Directors” - Spiritual Growth Ministries, New Zealand
Le Rucher Debriefing training
SIL Peer Debriefing training
CernySmith Assessment Coach training
Reflection and Prayer Retreat training
Karen, an adult TCK/MK, has served in Thailand since 1990 with SIL International. Karen’s heart is to see those in ministry thriving (Ps. 32:8). So after 16 years in teaching and administration at Payap University, she shifted to a member care role. Believing that one of our biggest challenges in our journey with God is learning to let him love us and let that love transform us, she gained experience and training in areas that enable her to walk alongside others in that journey. She longs to encourage and help others move deeper in their relationship with God. The gift of hospitality - a safe space - and the gift of listening have blessed Karen and she seeks to pass that gift on. To that end, she received training in leading contemplative retreats, spiritual direction and debriefing. She has been leading and co-leading contemplative retreats since 2006, adding contemplative art retreats in 2011. Karen has been offering spiritual direction since 2009 and been involved in debriefing since 2010.
Karen will be on home assignment in Canada until early 2017.