The Rev. Karen Vo-To is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church assigned to Vietnam as coordinator for the women's ministry.
Karen sees the objectives of her work as "serving the needs of battered women, victims of sexual abuse and harassment, the homeless, imprisoned women, and those who are struggling with substance abuse while providing job training to the unemployed and food for the hungry." Serving in Vietnam since 2002, Karen also trains Christian leaders and her work focuses on recruiting women to study for pastoral ministry.
An ordained elder in the Detroit Annual Conference, Karen served four years as an associate pastor at Cass Community United Methodist Church in Detroit. During that time she served on the Commission on the Status and Role of Women and the Ethnic Local Church Concerns Committee. For four years, she was president of Vietnamese United Methodist Women on the national level.
Attending Emmanuel Bible College in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Karen earned a Bachelor of Religious Education degree in pastoral studies. She earned her Master of Divinity degree from Methodist Theological School in Ohio.
Karen and Ut have two adult children, An To and David To. David has served as associate pastor of Scioto Ridge United Methodist Church in Hilliard, Ohio.
Missionary code: 14174Z
Last update: 12/10
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