Karen earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Mercer University and a Master of Sacred
Music degree from Emory University. She has taught music in pre-schools, elementary, middle and high schools, as well as on the college level. Karen served as Music
Director, with a specialty in Children’s and Youth Choirs, for a number of Atlanta area churches during herfifty year music
career. Active in the choralcommunity she was a long-time member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and choral member of
the Atlanta Opera Company. Karen remains an active member of FUMMWA, having served as President of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts - North
Georgia chapter, and Dean of this very camp. Having retired last August, she is now resident Alto Goddess, goat wrangler, bread baker, and pioneer
woman at the Barn House in Dewy Rose, Georgia.