Kari joined Bethlehem in June 2015 as the Children and Families Pastor; and is currently serving as Associate Pastor. Before coming to Bethlehem she was in ministry in Edina, Minneapolis and New Brighton, MN. Kari graduated from Bethel Seminary in 2002 and was ordained by the Evangelical Covenant Church to Word and Sacrament in June 2018.
Kari, her husband (Kevin), their two children (Adela & Peter), and their lively yellow lab (Chester) live in Arden Hills. They enjoy musical theater, exploring outdoors, playing games, reading, music and movies! Kari also enjoys playing with her camera and their children are often the subjects of the photos!