Karen Seaborn is a member of the retreat team at King’s House Retreat Center in Belleville, IL, where she preaches quiet retreats, serves as Spiritual Director on directed retreats, and presents weekend retreats for married couples with her husband, Scott. Additionally, Karen offers parish workshops and days/evenings of reflection throughout the greater St. Louis metropolitan area. She is an adjunct professor at Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis, Mo.

Prior to her preaching ministry, Karen enjoyed twelve years as Pastoral Associate for Adult Faith Formation at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Waterloo, IL. She and Scott presented Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends and experiences for more than twenty-five years, holding a variety of leadership roles, including United States leaders, North American Secretariat leaders, and a seat on Worldwide Marriage Encounter’s World Council.

Karen lives in Waterloo, IL. She holds a Doctor of Ministry in Preaching degree, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Direction from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis. Prior to her career change, Karen was a registered nurse working in Emergency Medicine and Behavior Health and addictions.

She and her husband, Scott, have been married for 38 years. They have four children and four grandchildren.

Karen enjoys learning, writing, and traveling with Scott in their RV. Her greatest love, however, is spending time with her precious grandchildren.    



August 14, 2022

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

So too are we called to trust—that when we set a fire for justice, inclusiveness, and radical love, new life will emerge.

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