Name: Karen Devine
Occupation: Director of Member Relations
Favorite Verse: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Why This Verse is Important to Karen:
More than 23 years ago, I wrote this scripture on a 3×5 card and held it in my hand as I walked into court to finally be set free from my abusive husband of 12 years. I was trembling in fear of him and this command and promise from God assured me that I was not alone and that my God was so much bigger than my circumstances and my abuser. I was transformed from victim to victor! Today I volunteer at the domestic violence shelter that helped me during my darkest days and I share this promise with the many women God has placed in my path.