With many years of hospice experience, the Rev. Dr. Karen B. Taliesin was called to Unitarian Universalist ministry to work as a chaplain. She received her M.Div. from Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry and was ordained in October 2002 by University Unitarian Church in Seattle. In May 2006, Karen was granted Board Certification by the Association of Professional Chaplains and in May 2013, Karen received a Doctor of Ministry degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary.
Before her call to ministry, Karen taught HIV/AIDS education to middle school and high school students throughout the state of Iowa. A practitioner and teacher of daily meditation for over 40 years, Karen is a Reiki Master and is certified in other energy healing therapies. Karen is in her fourteenth year as a full-time chaplain at Seattle Children’s Hospital and has been Minister Affiliated at East Shore for thirteen years where she assists with preaching and pastoral care needs.