Karen Avery earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Lock Haven University and has completed an additional 24 Graduate Credits at Wilkes University in Educational Development and Strategies. She taught in the public school system for 14 years. She taught in the Elizabethtown School District for one year and then taught 13 years at the Bloomsburg Middle School. She resigned from her position there to be a stay-at-home mom and raise her two children.

Karen is our Elementary Education Director here at Stillwater Christian Church. She coordinates and oversees our Elementary Age Educational Programs such as Sunday School, Junior Worship, Wednesday Night Kid Konnection, and Vacation Bible School. She also helps plan and organize all special events for our children like Trunk – or – Treat, the Christmas Musical, and the Easter Egg Hunt. Karen is dedicated to the personal and spiritual growth of the children. Her desire is for all children to grow and mature in their relationship with Jesus Christ. She considers it a true honor and privilege to have such an active role in the lives of the children here.

Karen was born and raised in this area. She grew up in Rohrsburg, graduated from Millville High School, and attended Rohrsburg Christian Church. It was there that she accepted Jesus as her personal Lord and Savior and was baptized. She and her wonderful husband, Arnold, were married at Stillwater Christian Church in 1988. They have two beautiful adult children, Tyler and Krista.