Originally trained as a chemist, the Rev. Dr. Karen Egan was called into the church and began training for ordination as her youngest child was in elementary school. She completed her M.Div. and S.T.M. and was ordained in 2003. She served as a parish priest in the diocese of Montreal for ten years. During that time she earned a D.Min. in Preaching from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, where her primary focus was on roundtable missional preaching. Karen has been Interim Director of Pastoral Studies at the college since September 2013. When she is not at work, Karen enjoys golfing, gardening, and brewing, not necessarily in that order.