Karen joined the circuit staff in June 2018 as a Pastoral Development Worker. Her role is specifically to develop pastoral care for older people, both within the three churches (Hungerford, Newbury and Thatcham) and their local communities. Karen works alongside Rev Peter Bennett.
Karen brings a wealth of relevant experience from her previous job in child protection and from being a Worship Leader at her own church, where she is gifted in leading accessible all-age worship and worship for people living with dementia.
Karen is a Domestic Abuse champion in West Berkshire and has spent several years specialising in working with families who experience domestic abuse — the perpetrator, victim and their children.
Karen enjoys(?) going to the gym, cooking and socialising with friends. Karen is married to Richard and they have four grown up children.