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Pastor Karen Black


Pastor Karen Black

After 29 years of teaching in Central Texas, Karen entered Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2010, graduating in 2013. She became the pastor here in Taylor in Sept. 2014, following a call that God laid on her heart when she was a senior in high school! Karen has been an elder since 1989 and has worked primarily in Christian ed. (with all age groups) and in mission work (organizing and leading local service projects and Mexico border trips for 10 years). Before coming to Taylor, Karen was a youth group leader at First Presbyterian in Batesville, AR, a director for Mission Presbytery's Resource Center in Austin, and a pastor's assistant at Round Rock Presbyterian. She also has a certificate degree in Spiritual Formation from Austin Seminary. "Telling the Story" is Karen's passion, in Christian ed. and worship. She also loves to be Christ's hands and feet in the local community. And ... loves to read and garden!


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