Karen was born and raised in Fresno, California, where she attended Fresno Pacific University and Sacramento State University for her Bachelor’s in Social Work, and then Fresno State University for her Master’s in Social Work. She met Rick Bartlett at Fresno Pacific in 1983, and married him in 1985. They have two teenagers, Grace and Toby, and loves hanging out together as a family.
Karen has been a social worker with Child Protective Services, and has been a counselor and speaker in the UK with British Youth for Christ. She had a position with FPU in California as adjunct faculty in the School of Business and School of Humanities until recently, when her family relocated to Wichita.
She now works at Tabor College Wichita as Admissions Representative for the BUA, MBA, and CHM programs, which is a great opportunity to meet new people (her favorite thing to do)! She loves Kansas and the open spaces, where she can actually see the sky! Working out, reading, and exploring historic sites are her other favorite activities, besides drinking good coffee.