Kari is a doctoral student in Pastoral Care and Counseling at Luther Seminary. In the past five years she has traveled to over 20 countries, engaging in interfaith dialogue with Buddhists, Taoists, and Chinese Christians in China, studying in Cyprus under one of the leading scholars in Greek Orthodox Christianity, and serving as a hospital chaplain and pastoral intern in Oxford, England.
Previously Kari graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from Augsburg College and received departmental honors for her writing project "Ragnvald Aanestad and Twentieth Century Homiletics." She also published a booklet entitled "Listen to Their Stories: Hear Their Faith," a resource to help facilitate mutuality in dialogue regarding homosexuality and the church.
As a writer and emerging theologian, Kari has a passion for myth - the stories that frame our endeavors to live purposive, meaningful lives.