Hi, I'm Kara.
Kara wants to know everything about everything, but especially about God. She looked high and low for a very long time before finally understanding that to know anything about God, you have to get to know God, and the only real way to do that is by accepting his invitation to know his son. Since making that decision, she’s gone to Mozambique and Guatemala on mission, made wonderful friends all over Pathway, leads a Life Group, and finally started grad school studying Ministry and Theology at Bethel University! When she’s not at the office making sure everyone's records are up to date (she is our Church Management System Associate Director, after all), you’ll probably find her studying, listening to music, or coordinating the chaos of her husband and homeschooled kids and their mini-zoo.
What are you into right now?
I love The Chosen! Seeing the characters of Jesus and his disciples come alive and the nuances of passages of scripture that we tend to slide right over but which give so much depth and dimension to those characters is really powerful.
I also love exploring Spotify for Christian artists that don’t get played on the local radio stations. Some of my faves are Sandra McCracken, Ellie Holcomb, and JJ Heller. I like the folky bluegrass feel.
Where’s your happy place?
I have a few happy places. I’ve always loved being on and near the water. If anyone wants to invite me to their lake cottage this summer, I’m in! I also love being snuggled up with my husband/kids/dog on the couch with a big bowl of popcorn watching something we can recite most of the lines of but still makes us laugh. And central/eastern Kentucky. We love those rolling hills and hope to make a forever home nestled among them some day.
When people look at you, they would never guess…
People have always had a really hard time guessing my age. I always looked older when I was young and now I look younger when I’m… not as young. 😉
Describe yourself by mashing up three fictional characters:
That’s tough, but I think these three sum up the different stages of my life and mashed up come pretty close to me:
1. Lorelai Gilmore because she’s smart, practical and resourceful, and like her I was once a young single mom but still have a great relationship with my kids.
2. Temperance Brennan, aka Bones, because I love anthropology and solving puzzles.
3. Helen Parr, the mom from The Incredibles (though I’m not quite as flexible as she is), because she does her best to take good care of her family while still trying to save the world.