The counseling ministry at the Lexington Church of Christ is led by Karen Close, who has a passion to help make the church a safe place for those struggling with life challenges. Karen has been married for over 40 years to the love of her life, Jack. She has three married children and eight grandchildren that she says is her greatest accomplishment. In addition, Karen has a, B.A. in Ministry from Canada; M.A in Pastoral counseling and M.A. in Christian Education from Columbia International University; D.Min. in Marriage and Family Systems from Palmer Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA. Karen is also trained in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is a part-time Pastoral Counselor at the Lexington Church of Christ, and is a resident member of the faculty at Columbia International University.
Pastoral counseling integrates psychology with God’s word and His wisdom and does not deal with the diagnosis of mental health issues. Karen specializes in a family systems approach and provides individual, pre-marital, marriage, divorced and blended family counseling. Fees are in the form of a donation to the Lexington Church of Christ counseling ministry after each session. To make an appointment with Karen, call 803-261-9889 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org