Pastoral Minister for Funerals
Karen has been a member of St. Francis since 1978 when she converted to the Catholic faith. She believes this is a true blessing and has grown deeper in her faith year by year. Karen has been married to her husband, Terry, for almost 25 years. She has one son, two step-daughters, seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her career has been with State Farm Insurance starting in 1962. The majority of her experience has been in Agency ending in the Education and Training Department specifically the training of new agency interns. After her retirement in 2004, she began part-time employment at home working for State Farm agents. Karen has been actively involved in the Bereavement Ministry since its inception 11 years ago. In addition to meeting families of our departed and coordinating the Funeral Mass, she is a lector, Eucharistic minister and prays daily for all on the prayer line.