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”.