Ministry Staff

Karen Novess, Ministry Patner

Karen, who has been on the staff since August 2001, works closely with the pastors to provide direction and support for building the congregation as a community. Her responsibilities include supporting and nurturing the youth as they continue to grow in Christ, Wednesday Night Life mid-week Family evenings, Faith Formation (age 3 – 12th grade), and helping plan and create a variety of worship styles. She is also involved in developing and coordinating ways to support families as the primary faith educators for their children.

Karen received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts from the University of Northern Colorado. Her many years of service throughout her life and volunteering in a variety of areas within the church have led her to the position of Ministry Partner. Karen is married to Dave and they are the parents of 2 daughters, Lauren (son-in-law, Jayson), Kristin (son-in-law, Daniel) and grand parents of Payton and Landon. She is excited to be a partner in ministry with the community of Holy Shepherd – “to walk with Christ on a pilgrimage toward God”.