Rev. Karen E. Gale has served as Pastor and Teacher in the UCC since 1998. Karen moved many times while growing up including stays in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. She went to the University of Virginia for undergraduate work and received her MDiv and MA at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. After seminary Karen went to Durban, South Africa as a UCC missionary. There she taught theology and facilitated workshops on many topics including understanding domestic violence. Karen served as the Pastor at a large college town church in East Lansing, Michigan for ten years and worked with the congregation to grow the church into a multi-staff, social justice oriented community. Karen, her wife Jeanne, and their son Kai then traveled around the world for a year before before moving to Plymouth to be closer to family. For the past few years Karen has been working in adult literacy and started a small organic farm. In her free time she likes to be outside, travel, knit, practice playing the ukulele (badly), and continually remind her nine year old son that his bug collection stays outside the house.