Karen Nolen grew up at Cleveland Baptist Church accompanying her parents on their bus route for years and being active in the youth ministry. She is a 1989 graduate of Heritage Christian School, a 1991 graduate of the Central School of Nursing, and a 1998 graduate of Heritage Baptist Institute. She served faithfully in Mexico for twelve years. As a single missionary, Karen works mainly in the children’s ministry which includes Sunday school, junior church, ranch village Bible clubs, junior camp, and children’s bell choir. She has also worked as a nurse in the evangelistic medical clinic ministry of the church in addition to teaching other ladies to work in the children’s ministry.