Sister Karen Freund, OP

Sister Karen Freund, OP

St. Thomas More Newman Center
602 Turner Ave.
Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: (573) 449–5424


It is a special privilege to share and support a person's journey of faith through the ministry of spiritual direction. In fact, it is one of the ministries I fulfill at St. Thomas More Newman Center Parish on the campus of the University of Missouri. My work also includes adult faith formation and pastoral ministry.

Over my years in religious life I've taught middle and upper grades, English and theology in high school, and been parish director in several parishes without a resident priest. Within my religious community I've served as director of novices and as a member of our leadership team. I've found all of these ministries life-giving.

My educational background includes degrees in English and secondary education at DePaul University, an English degree from Notre Dame, and studies in religious formation through St. Louis University. I've also studied biblical spirituality at Catholic Theological Union and completed a two-year program in spiritual direction through the Archdiocese of Louisville.

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