Drawn by the warmth of this church family, Karen joined UPC in 1980 and was encouraged to consider a call to ministry. She enrolled at Austin Seminary in 1989 and served as a seminary intern at UPC her senior year. In 1992, She accepted a call as Associate Pastor at Hope Presbyterian. The focus of her ministry was pastoral care. Her husband Bill and she founded an Austin-based ministry in which survivors support cancer patients and their families. Regardingcancer.org continues this ministry under the able direction of Linda Richards. Karen is both humbled and excited to have been invited to join UPC as Parish Associate and prays for God’s guidance and blessing upon us all in our service to Christ together as a family of faith.