Children’s Pastor: Karen McCracken joined the VUMC family in May of 2016.
Karen McCracken was born in Michigan, was raised all over the United States and currently lives in Anderson County KY. (Just 11 miles down the road.) She considers that life long exposure to various cultures, history and people a tremendous blessing. Karen graduated from high school in Utah, moved to Kentucky and attended college at JCCSW, then U of L, eventually moving on to get a vocational degree in Culinary Arts.
Karen has years of experience as a Children’s and Youth Pastor and as a homeschooling Mom. In the past few years she obtained a Bachelor’s in Theology and an M.Div. but considers her greatest achievements to be in caring for her special needs son and ministering to families. Karen is a published Christian author, inspirational speaker, wife and mom. Karen is also a KY Certified Family Peer Support Counseling Specialist. She loves to hike, read, write, paint, dance, work in her garden, cook and can veggies.