Karen Collins

When Karen volunteered to “bring the juice” to APC’s newly launched youth group back in 1999, she could have never imagined what God had in store for her. While cleaning the “new” youth center (Crossroads), Karen experienced a profound sense that God was calling her into ministry and she has been pouring His love out on the youth & young adults of Allentown and the surrounding area ever since. Relational ministry, modeled by Jesus, is Karen’s passion and she always excited to serve with the Shepherds as they seek to inspire young people into lifelong, intimate relationships with Jesus.

A self proclaimed beachbum, Karen loves laughter, competition, reaching out to the outcast and spending time with her family and friends. Karen and her husband Neil met on Hawk Hill. They have been blessed with two amazing daughters who are pursuing the adventures of life together in Virginia Beach.