Karen Heflin serves Verse By Verse Ministry International as the Special Projects Director. She joined the ministry in the spring of 2019.
Previously, Karen served as co-founder and logistics coordinator for Lavish Hope Network, a ministry that nurtures wives of ministers. She also served as events and donor relations coordinator for Eternal Threads, a non profit that supports women in poverty in developing countries. Karen 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 in the community and on campus. She currently works for her local school district's administration in the curriculum and instruction office.
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 was 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.