Karen is a native of Johnson City, Tennessee. She is married to her high school sweetheart for over 44 years and the mother of two lovely children and five beautiful grand children.
Karen graduated from Science Hill High School in Johnson City, TN, and attended Solano Community College in Fairfield CA, to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education. Karen is retired from Ford Motor Credit where she worked as a supervisor in Account Services. Karen currently volunteers at Stone Crest Medical Center.
Karen has been invovled in various areas of education throughout her career including starting a Day Care Center in Knoxville, worked as a Transitional Assistant in Metro Schools and has been a Teacher Aide in Florida and currently an Aide and After School Care Director at Lighthouse.
Karen is one of the twelve original members that founded and started Simeon Baptist Church were she has held several position. She has served as Deaconess, Secretary, Usher board, Pre School teacher, and currently the wife of the pastor.