Rev. Dr. Karen L. Owens

Rev. Dr. Owens is a Behavioral Health Chaplain and serves as a member of the Chaplain’s Professional Advisory Group for the Northeast Division of the Atrium Healthcare system.  She is the Director of the Center For Chaplaincy and Strategic Research at Hood Theological Seminary as well as Adjunct Professor in Pastoral Theology for doctoral students, also at Hood.  She serves as associate minister at her local church and is a sought-after facilitator regarding spiritual formation and care, mental health awareness, and other behavioral health concerns.  She is also the owner of Clearly Stated, LLC, a free-lance and communications services company, where she enjoys her passion for writing, editing, and researching for her diverse clientele.

Rev. Dr. Owens holds an undergraduate degree in Business Management from Baker University; a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University, (Summa Cum Laude); a Master of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary, (Magna Cum Laude), and a Doctor of Ministry degree, in Pastoral Theology and Care, from Hood Theological Seminary (Summa Cum Laude).  She has been a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., for more than forty years and serves on various boards and commissions related to public service and social justice.