Thoughtful Boldness

Thoughtful Boldness on God's Love and Grace

About Karen


Rev. Karen Fitz La Barge

By reading my name, you have already discovered that I am an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament. But you may be interested to know that while my ordination is in the Presbyterian Church USA, I was born into an evangelical Baptist family of German immigrants and in college I discovered and married a very wonderful Catholic man named Bill. Together we searched various denominations, and ultimately felt at home and joined the Presbyterian Church (USA).  Bill and I have been happily married for twenty four years.  We live in house that we are renovating in Grandville, Michigan with our beautiful and intelligent daughter, Elisa.

As a family, we enjoy books, computers and board games. Annually we travel to a board game convention to test the latest game releases. Personally, I also enjoy photography, horses and rose bushes, even though the bushes are a real challenge to plant and grow in our very rocky backyard. While I love all animals, currently we are owned by three cats.


IMG_20131230_153743996(2)PS.  I also finally have enough faith to walk on water!   (Under certain specific circumstances!)



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