Karen Ottenweller

Karen Ottenweller

Born, raised and educated "south of the Michigan border" [Ohio] as the first in a happy family of 8 children. After receiving degrees in nursing and in education, Karen practiced at Western Reserve University Hospitals then did research at Ohio State. After marrying Steve [first of 11 children!] they moved to Grand Rapids where Karen taught at GVSU - before being blessed with 5 children.  Members of St. Robert's since 1979, Karen took the position  as Early Childhood Coordinator in 2000. Currently she recruits staffing for and manages all aspects of the Sunday Morning program for preschoolers and assists the catechists in providing quality Faith based materials to enhance this learning opportunity for the youngest in our parish.  Other interests include biking, hiking, camping, learning and spending as much time as possible with my 6 local grandchildren [3 others are in Alaska and New Zealand!] - and finding God in all the people, places and beauty around us!