Karen joined our board in August 2017 with a strong background in computers, having earned an Associates Degree in Electronic Engineering from Chemeketa Community College. She holds a Certificate in Computer Networking from Linn Benton Community College as well. An active volunteer for many years in the Keizer area, Karen served as the Assistants Group Lead for EVAK though Keizer Emergency Management and was on the Keizer CERT (community emergency response team) through FEMA. She is currently in her 3rd year volunteering as an electrical mentor for the Albany high school robotics team, SWARM. An active learner of new things, Karen has enjoyed classes at LBCC in Hebrew and violin. Currently, she also assists the Women’s Ministries team in planning and facilitating women’s events at Valley Christian Center. She and her husband Darrell are both natives of Salem, who now reside in Albany. Karen is the mother of one son and is experiencing much joy in raising her grandson. The Lord has placed a deep desire in Karen’s heart to help women know and be known by other women at a deeper level. Participating in Community Bible Studies, helping the women of her church, and serving on the MVWC board has brought forth the realization of her calling to reach women.
Karna joined our board in May 2018. She became a new creation in Christ as a young college student in 1979. Attending wonderful Bible teaching churches and meeting wonderful friends, who served as examples and mentors, enabled her steady growth in Christ. Active devotion to Christ’s body has provided many opportunities to serve, ranging from a full summer missions trip to the Philippines to numerous local church and community ministries. Participating in several MVWC Bible Studies has served to keep her heart engaged, challenged and tender to God’s heart for rescuing the perishing, strengthening the weak and standing with and holding up the arms of those who lead the way. Karna and her husband, Mark, are the parents of four children and serve as elders at Adair Community Church. She is active in MVWC Bible studies, Community Prayer and Bible Study Fellowship. Professionally, Karna is a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. By his grace, she serves to support the mission of Mid-Valley Women of Christ which inspires love and promotes unity for God’s glory.
Sabrina came to the board in August 2017, with a strong history of leadership to women. She has served in a wide variety of ministries over the past 35 years, at home, and a few times abroad. For many years she has served actively in women's ministries leading Bible studies. God has led her heart to help women know the love and grace of God through leading Bible studies and hands-on ministries. She has enjoyed missions trips to Mexico, Inner City of Chicago, Hoopa Reservation, and Haiti.
Sabrina attended Seattle Pacific University and currently works as a secretary for the Greater Albany Public School District - Nurse Department. She and her husband Steve, have one grown son and one in high school. They attend Jefferson Baptist Church. Sabrina's other interests include enjoying quality time with friends and family, attending their youngest son's various sporting events, and traveling within Oregon boundaries and beyond.