Karen Parks- Administrative Secretary














How Long at Church of the Brethren?

Since May 2007


About Me

Born in Newton, KS...Married to Dan...One son, Jason married to Angie (six children, Karen, Jacob, Paul, Charity, Liam, Emmy.) One daughter, Mandy married to Mike (three children, Simon, Clara, Sophie.) One step-daughter, Denise, married to Brent (two children, Whitney, Cooper)...Enjoy scrapbooking, creative writing, movies, plays, iced coffee


What's Cool

Spending time with my kids and grandkids, visiting Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO, trying to help people have a better day with a smile or compliment, laughing at stupid things I do

What's Not

Seeing people text while driving, humidity, Spam - the fake ham, knocking over a just purchased iced or hot specialty coffee, falling asleep or getting a phone call during the last five minutes of a really good movie


Favorite Quotes

  • "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."  Maya Angelou
  • "You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth."  William W. Purkey


Remember Me For

My desire to be like Jesus, listening with open ears, encourager, person of integrity