We are delighted to have Reverand Karen DorshimerChaplin with us through this Easter Season!

The Rev. Karen Dorshimer-Chaplin is an ordained pastor in the United Church of Christ, a graduate of Andover Newton Theological School, and was ordained in the Old Colony Association of the historic Massachusetts conference. Karen has served as a church pastor and as a healthcare chaplain in both hospital and hospice settings for almost forty years in the Midwest and Massachusetts.

She grew up in New England and has a deep love of the seasons. Karen enjoys creating liturgy, preaching, liturgical art, and exploring the sacred themes of each liturgical season. She appreciates the poetry of Mary Oliver and the spirituality that permeates the writing and art of Jan Richardson. Karen brings a spiritual curiosity to reflecting on Scripture and preaching.

She and her late husband, Bob had been married for forty years prior to his death almost four years ago. They shared a love of fishing, Cape Cod National Seashore, the kettle ponds of Nickerson State Park, the Red Sox, and their dogs Kinsey and Lily who were both full of love and mischief!

Karen enjoys exploring New England farms, trying out new recipes, walks along Cape Cod Canal, and the best coffee on the Cape at one of her favorite places. She looks forward to continuing the journey through Lent, holy week, to the joyous celebration of Christ’s resurrection with the congregation.