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Karen Parchman

Adjunct Instructor [teaches MC506]

Role in MAGL

I teach the MAGL cohort sequence course, MC506, Leading a Missional Church.


I serve as the North American network coordinator for a Latin American network of missional churches and communities called La Red del Camino. Additionally, I currently teach at various Fuller regional campuses in both the Schools of Theology and Intercultural Studies.

My interests in shaping missional practices in local contexts comes from 15 years of work within local churches and among immigrant communities in the United States. My intention to support churches as they worked to build mission-shaped capacities is what led me to continuing my pursuits in my PhD, writing on the effects of missional change on communication practices in congregations.

My husband and I currently live near Austin, Texas, and enjoy the variety of outdoor activities the area has to offer.

My puppy and I are training in the sport of canine agility and plan to enter our first competition early 2014.