aren Heflin serves Verse By Verse Ministry International as the Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship. She joined the ministry in 2019.
Karen also serves as co-founder and logistics coordinator for Lavish Hope Network, a ministry that nurtures wives of ministers. Previously, she served as the events and donor relations coordinator for Eternal Threads, a non-profit that supports women in poverty in developing countries. Karen also worked as the Springboard Program Coordinator for the ACU Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy. In this role, she coordinated events, travel and fundraising to support aspiring entrepreneurs and startups in the community and on campus.
Karen serves as a ministry volunteer in youth, worship, and children’s ministry. She also volunteers as a mentor for newly arrived refugee families through the International Rescue Committee. Karen served as a ministry partner for 12 years with her husband, Dr. Houston Heflin, who is now a professor of ministry at Abilene Christian University. Together, they are raising their four daughters