Mrs. Karen Shirley


Mrs. Karen Shirley is a long time member of Trinity Lutheran. After attending Trinity as a student, she continued her education at Rogers High School and received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Concordia Teacher’s College in River Forest, IL. Her first teaching assignment was to Trinity Lutheran, her elementary alma mater!

Karen loves teaching children about Jesus. She feels Trinity is blessed with children that she can share the love of Jesus while helping them develop and grow in their educational journey.

“Learning never stops” and that is why Karen continues to attend conferences, workshops, and educational classes at area colleges to keep her skills sharp.

Cooking, going for walks, and watching movies are some of her hobbies. Her favorite hobby is spending time with her husband of 34 years and her two grown children and their families.

Karen’s favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4: 13

“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” She feels that in life, there are times of troubles and struggles. The Lord is there strengthening her as she continues a daily journey here on earth. The Lord is my strength.