Meet Our Team

Rev. Karen Kluever

Minister of Youth Discipleship

Karen loves youth ministry so much that she’s been leading it for 20 years, as a lay person and as an ordained deacon. Originally from Charlotte, NC, Karen served in a variety of church settings in the Carolinas before coming to Christ Church. What she enjoys most about youth ministry is being in relationship with youth and creating opportunities for them – through small groups, retreats, and youth worship – to experience the heart-warming and transforming love of Christ. She is also passionate about inviting and equipping adults to serve as leaders and mentors in youth ministry, encouraging them to build relationships with young people, love them, and disciple them.

Karen has undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism, received her master’s in Christian Education from Pfeiffer University, and completed her theological studies through Wesley Theological Seminary. She has written youth curriculum for The United Methodist Church and most recently helped design and write Credo, the United Methodist Confirmation resource. Karen is married and has three sons.