Meet your Council member 

October 29, 2018

Karen Clark joined Council for one simple reason…because she was asked. She grew up Lutheran and always participated in church leadership roles. Karen joined Plymouth in covenant officially two years ago, and she has visited for 20 years, drawn in by music programming and intriguing speakers.

“Although I’ve been asked to join many things; I felt I could be helpful because I have experience with other churches,” she said. “I live in the downtown neighborhood and am inspired by Plymouth’s banners. I like to be where my values and morals are supported. I don’t just join a church willy-nilly.”

Clark grew up a ninth generation American in a military family, and spent her childhood in Germany, California and New York City. “We lived in a Black and Jewish neighborhood with children of holocaust survivors. We were always told it could happen again.”

A graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, Karen started her career as a journalist and magazine editor. She then channeled her investigatory skills into law and became a public defender. Now, she is a solo practitioner of elder law, guardianship and mental health law, where she says, “Listening is the first, most important thing I do.”   

Karen attributes her parents and grandparents who taught her a strong sense of values based on Martin Luther King’s quote to ‘stand against comfort and convenience.’ She enjoys photography of all types and currently serves as Faith Formation Liaison on the Congregational Council.



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