We called Rev. Karen (she/her) to be our minister in 2014.  As an ecologist and a minister, she knows the interconnected web of all existence as both a physical and a theological reality.  The thing she calls god is the energy that arises within and between us, that we shape as we interact with each other and all that is around us.  This leads her to be deeply passionate about how we treat each other and our Earth home- if we’re all connected to each other and everything around us, then it matters deeply that we show up in those relationships with intention and attention.

Karen is mom to a teenage human and the best dog in the world.  She lives on the east side of Madison, and enjoys being in nature in most seasons, working in her garden, making and tending fire, and spending time with her family.

She writes:

I believe in the saving message of Unitarian Universalism – that each of us is loved, that we create the sacred out of our own presence and intention, that wisdom is accessible to all people in so many ways, and that we are never alone.  This message has opened my world.  It has given me the ability to see what my own best self might be, and it has given me the resources I need to try be that best self as I live out my life in relationship with family, friends, strangers, and our Earth home.  It has given me a reason for hope, and it has required of me that I spend my life in its service. 

Read about Rev. Karen’s sabbatical (January 1 – April 30, 2024) here

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