The Rev. Karen Reeman,
I grew up in Chicago and have one sister, Alexandra, who still lives there with her husband, Chan. My husband, Christopher, grew up in England and has many relatives there. I am happily married and have been for over 27 years. We have two college-aged children, Linette and Jeanine. I have master’s degrees in music and anthropology, and have been blessed to be able to be a vocational home-maker.
I am a cradle Episcopalian and was ordained a vocational deacon in 2015. My sponsoring parish was Christ Church in Shrewsbury, where I taught church school, was an EFM co-mentor, and served on vestry. As a deacon I constantly seek outreach opportunities. During my internship at St. Raphael in Brick I was a program director at nearby All Saints in Lakewood for Samaritan House, their homeless shelter for men. I also strive to make the “Good News” of Jesus Christ accessible to all. I am a member of the Commission on Ministry with the Disabled and at my first parish, St. James in Eatontown, I proclaimed the gospel in Portuguese. Gender equality and LGBTQ issues are near to my heart. I am a past ECW president of the Monmouth District and am currently a member of the Ecclesiastical Vestment and Embroidery Guild.
I am thrilled that St. Peter’s will be my new parish home. I feel blessed to have been called to St. Peter’s and I look forward to serving you.