Karen Blankenship is a speaker and author. She has been involved in education and leadership development both nationally and internationally for over 30 years. As an advocate for citizen involvement in government, she has served the community both as a volunteer and an elected city official. Karen currently serves as Executive Pastor for Life Quest Church in Kansas City and is a Regional Speaker Trainer for Stonecroft Ministries. She has been an adjunct music education professor at Calvary Bible College in Kansas City and has co-authored a book titled SCARS Life Hurts….God Heals. Karen received her Masters of Arts degree from John Brown University.