Who We Are
Karen, her husband Ron, and daughters Kathryn and Lisa, spent 13 years serving in Nepal as CVM field staff. Since returning to the USA to work with CVM-Seattle, they have welcomed two new daughters from Nepal, Bhadri and Ganga, and two son-in-laws to the family, Gary and Jason. Karen loves to tell stories from Nepal to illustrate sustainable Christian community development, working with women in patriarchal cultures and Christian witness with poverty eradication.
Karen serves as the Director of Training for CVM and also as the Regional Director for CVM's work in Asia. She oversees both our seven long-term personnel in Asia as well as a dozen short-term volunteers each year to several Asian countries. Coaching people who want to serve cross culturally includes CVM trainings as well as assessments and referrals. Karen coordinates our biggest event of the year, our annual Shortcourse each August. We train and fellowship in workplace ministry and short & long term missions.