Home Town – Springfield, PA
Best vacation ever – Lake Tahoe, CA when I was 11
Kids – Dillon, Sean & Seth, all grown – One grandson: Weston
Pets – Gracie – an 11lb maltepompoo with an attitude
What I do for fun – Spend time at the beach.
My name is Karen Goggin and I am the Children’s Ministry director here at SonRise Church. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania but came to the shore in 1979.
Not being raised in a Christian environment gave me too much opportunity to taste, touch and feel the world which caused me a great deal of pain. I came to know the Lord through a coworker while I was pregnant with my first son in 1990. Finding out then how much I missed not having Him in my life sooner gave me a hunger and thirst to learn all I could.
As God does, He touched my heart early on with regards to children. With this world moving at such a fast pace our children are often left out and never get to experience the true meaning of life and are often left feeling hurt and abandoned. Given the opportunity to know Jesus as their very own friend early on can make a huge difference on how they will react to challenges and difficulties in their lives.
My desire is to share the Lord with children as early as possible so they will not miss out on knowing Gods love and plan for their lives. After all the children are our futures according to Deuteronomy 6:5-85 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your forehead