Karen is the Worship Director of Carmel Congregation (“Kehilat HaCarmel”), a Messianic congregation located on the top of Mount Carmel, Israel, where her late husband David served as Founding/Senior Pastor for 25 years. Karen was born in the U.S. in a Jewish family. Karen then had a life-changing encounter with Jesus (“Yeshua”) in New York City where she was developing her musical talents. She and her husband immigrated to Israel in 1989 and founded House of Victory rehabilitation center for Jews and Arabs and Carmel Congregation in 1991. Karen and her “one new man” worship team of Jews and Arabs are dedicated to building unity in the Body of Messiah in Israel through praise and worship.
Karen is a recording artist and songwriter, well-known internationally for her Messianic praise and worship music. She has recorded numerous solo albums of original music in Hebrew and English, which are distributed internationally by Galilee of the Nations/Sony Music. Her latest recordings are “Songs of Eternity,” “Songs in the Night,” and “The Lord Roars from Zion – Songs of the Warrior Bride.” Karen is also a featured artist on the highly-acclaimed Galilee of the Nations recordings “Adonai,” “Elohim,” and the “Heart for Israel” series.
Permanently residing in Israel, Karen and her late husband David also ministered for many years internationally as a team with a strong emphasis on the prophetic and the “one new man” in Yeshua. Since her husband’s passing Karen continues to speak and lead worship internationally, with a passion to see the “warrior bride” of Messiah arise in the nations.