David & Karen Baer
Karen serves the UWM community and the Lord’s people more broadly via her gift of spiritual mentoring. Karen’s expanding ministry is developing through her engagement with UWM training in the twin areas of Spiritual Formation and Member Care. As a woman who is deeply conscious that she herself is a redemption project, Karen brings mercy and grace into conversation and accompaniment of other Christian workers.
David teaches Old Testament and biblical languages at Medellín’s Biblical Seminary of Colombia, where he also mentors younger members of the school’s faculty. He also directs UWM’s Theological Education Initiative, a newer movement purposed to identify, recruit, place, and develop highly qualified theological educators in Majority World theological seminaries. Both of these fields of activity aim not to change the world tomorrow, but to nurture and shape a generation of Christian leaders who will serve their churches and their societies over the next two generations.
- Pray for resilient hearts in which truth and mercy blend seamlessly in the way of Jesus.
- Pray for our families (and for us!) as we attempt to tend and serve them from up close and from far away as we learn to squeeze the value out a two-continent base of service (Colombia and Connecticut).
- Pray for Karen’s ongoing language learning: patience, relentless energy, brain-power, more patience.