Our Pastor

Rev. Karen Byrne

Karen's personal call to ordained ministry and serving as a settled pastor came after many life experiences and a career as an attorney in a successful estate-planning law practice.  She has a B.S. in Speech, and M.A. in Communicative Disorders, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia and a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, a non-denominational seminary in New York City.  Her most recent pastoral experience was in the church of which she was a member, First Congregational, Washington, D.C., where she served as a supply minister and performed other ministerial functions between the time their pastor retired and an interim minister was called.  Prior to that  she served as                                                                                          Chaplain for Children's National Medical Center in                                                                                          Washington, D.C. and as Pastoral Intern at                                                                                           Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church                                                                                          in Philadelphia, PA.                                      

                                                                                        Karen was ordained in March 2010, the same month that                                                                                         she started at Winslow Congregational Church ~ UCC. 

Photo by David Leaming from the Morning Sentinel, online edition, and used with permission.