Worship at 10am Sundays. All are Welcome!
Reverend Karen Robinson Kinney is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She began as the Designated Pastor for Christ Presbyterian Church of the Slate Belt in November 2020. For the previous six years, she was the solo pastor of Glenville Presbyterian Church in Glenville, WV. During her time there, she introduced visual expression and spiritual practices into worship, Session and other meetings; enhanced campus ministry programs; deepened community relationships with local nonprofits and Glenville State College; established a financial and administrative infrastructure for the church; and, guided the church to become a certified Earth Care Congregation. As a Ruling Elder and seminary student, she developed and led Session retreats, Christian education classes and established leadership development programs. Prior to ordained ministry, Karen worked in the nonprofit sector for 30 years as a grant-maker, fundraiser, facilitator, trainer and consultant. Karen attended Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA and earned her Master of Divinity Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Her undergraduate degree in history was awarded by Towson State University in Towson, MD. Karen is the proud mother of daughter Jessica and son Justin. She is enjoying living and working in the Slate Belt area.