Director of Faith Formation
joined the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence (MA) soon
after becoming a parent, seeking a community which would support and
promote her family's values in the wider world. She soon became
involved as a lay leader in the congregation, serving over time as an RE
teacher, youth advisor, and on committees including Religious Services,
a Ministerial Search Committee and as a member of the Board of
She served for four years as the Director of Religious Education at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church in New Hampshire. Karen also served on the staff team of the youth program at the Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence.
Karen was an educator in the Northampton public schools and co-owned a community-centered small business until January of 2000, when she began serving as an Aide to the Mayor of Northampton. In her professional role in the Mayor's office Karen has worked with some 25 department managers, scores of volunteers on city boards, representatives of local non-profit agencies, visitors and residents.
Karen is an outstanding preacher, a creative educator and worship leader, and a prophetic voice for social justice. She has been serving the Clara Barton and Mass Bay Districts as Director of Faith Formation since 2011.
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