As a native Oregonian, Belinda worked as an executive assistant nearly her entire adult life, retiring in 2016. After giving her heart to Christ in 1988 she began attending women's bible studies, where the Lord revealed the enemy's tactics in the workplace to deplete and rob women of God's unique design for them. The Lord's gift to Belinda, to love and encourage women with His word and her testimony, intensified during a missions trip to Cambodia in 2011. Simple hugs with women in a church revealed great suffering, but it was transcended by the unity of hope in His love and healing power. As a newcomer on the MVWC Board, Belinda is excited and blessed to serve on this mission to "leave no woman behind." She and her husband Stanton are active members of Life Bible Church in Harrisburg, where she has been a table leader at both the Single Mom's Conference, and three Mid-Valley Women of Christ Bible Studies. They live in Brownsville, have four adult daughters and nine grandchildren. Belinda enjoys the outdoors, DIY projects, humor, and traveling to spend time with friends and family.
Karen comes to the team with a strong background in computers and software having earned an Associates Degree in Electronic Engineering from Chemeketa Community College. She holds a Certificate in Computer Networking as well. An active volunteer for many years in the Keizer area, she served as the Assistants Group Lead for EVAK though Keizer Emergency Management and CERT (community emergency response team) through FEMA.
An active learner of new things, Karen has enjoyed classes at LBCC in Hebrew and violin. Currently, she serves the Family Share Ministry at her church, Valley Christian Center. She also assists the Women’s Ministries team in planning and facilitating women’s events. 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.
Over the past year, 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 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.