Rev. Karen Lampe received a Bachelor of Science degree in physical therapy from University of Kansas and practiced physical therapy for twenty years. While serving as a physical therapist, she attended Saint Paul School of Theology where she earned a Master of Divinity degree and subsequently became an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church.
She served fifteen years at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas, twelve as Executive Pastor of Congregational Care. In 2016, Rev. Lampe was awarded Most Distinguished Graduate from Saint Paul School of Theology. In 2018, she retired from Church of the Resurrection and established The Caring Congregation, LLC.
Beyond her professional life, Rev. Lampe resides with her husband, Les, in the Kansas City area. They have three adult children and four grandchildren.