Karen has served with MECO in the Middle East for nearly 30 years, mostly in Syria and Lebanon. She was Associate Professor of Cross-Cultural Ministry at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Mansourieh al-Metn, Lebanon, and she pastored the International Community Church in Beirut. Karen’s dissertation was an ethnographic grounded-theory study of affectivity in the religious beliefs and experiences of Muslim women. She and her husband have recently moved to Western Sydney.
Karen has an interest in biblical and social science research related to culture, missional church, godly living, relationships between people of different cultures and religions, the affective in inter-religious encounters and missional faith, gender and faith, Islam, the Middle East, and migration and justice.