This is Pastor Karen’s first pastorate and she has been pastor of the Viborg Church of the Nazarene for 10 years (since April 2006).

Karen is originally from South Dakota and Don is from Minnesota. They have 7 children between them and 17 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Pastor Karen graduated from Nazarene Bible College in Colorado Springs, CO. “God called us into ministry later on in our lives and life experiences — though hard at times– have been invaluable in places that God has called us to minister. We came broken before a loving God who is in the business of restoration and we KNOW there is no one too hopeless or beyond the reach of God. He truly does make all things new!!!”

Pastor Karen’s life verse is from Habakkuk 1:5 “….watch— and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.”

Don’s life verse is from 2 Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore if any person is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has passed away. Behold, the fresh and new has come!”