Rev. Karen Figueroa serves as the Dean at CHET-Centro Hispano de Estudios Teológicos located in Southern California. She is an ordained pastor with the Evangelical Covenant Church and is currently completing her M.Div. from North Park Theological Seminary. God has gifted her to be a bridge-builder and a catalyst leader who is intentional about walking alongside people in their journeys of faith. Other gifts include writing, editing, and contextualizing curriculum as well as strategizing in the areas of organizational leadership. She loves spending time with her family, especially cooking together and in her spare time, she watches movies, reads, and listens to music.