Karen has been on the Sojourners staff since 1983, serving as Managing Director, Executive Editor, Managing Editor, and Chief Administrative Officer prior to her current position. As Vice President, Human Resources, she focuses on human resources, benefits administration, and new staff hiring for Sojourners. She holds a B.S. in Community Leadership and Development from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, and between graduating and beginning work at Sojourners, she worked as a community organizer in New Haven, Connecticut.
The Washington, DC- Baltimore, MD metropolitan area has been home to Karen since birth. She was raised United Methodist and was a member of Sojourners Community for 12 years. The resulting ecumenical nature of her journey now has her attending both Protestant and Catholic churches. Outside of work, she enjoys following the local music scene, antique and thrift store browsing, and figuring out who did it in a good mystery novel.
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We Need Your Prayers
It’s been a year of struggle and a year of rejoicing. We wanted to give you a glimpse into our lives here at Sojourners and also ask for your prayers. In particular, we hope that you will pray for our dear colleague and friend to many of us, Elizabeth Palmberg, or as many know her, “Zab.” You might have read some of her reporting or commentaries in the magazine or seen some of her videos about prayer, bread making, and other topics. If you’ve read the magazine or used one of our resources since Elizabeth arrived as an intern in 2002, you have likely seen something created, influenced, or just plain made better by Elizabeth.
Herbie Hancock on Striking the Wrong Chord
Solar Panels from 1979 Return to the White House
A Big Bite of the Blues
The Paradox of City Life
When I tell people I live in Washington, D.C., a common reply is, "I'm sorry to hear that."
In Her Own Words
For the Sake of Our Souls
Try to imagine civil rights marches without the spirituals or South African freedom without toi-toi.