Casework Supervisor - Louisiana
Kara lives in Mowata, Louisiana. She has a BA in Sociology from Howard Payne University, a Masters in Social Work from the University of Texas in Arlington, Texas and also a Masters in Ministry-Based Evangelism from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas. Kara is the new Louisiana Social Worker for Lifeline and the only employee in the State.
Kara married her college best friend, Dr. Cullen T. Clark. He is the pastor at FBC Crowley and teaches history at Louisiana State University at Howard Payne University. Kara and her husband have 3 beautiful children: Elizabeth – 8yo; William – 5yo; and Jakob – 2yo. Elizabeth is inquisitive, musical, and creative. She loves to read and learn. She is thoughtful and determined. Kara and her family live in her childhood home on a rice and crawfish farm in south Louisiana. Kara has a dairy cow (Daisy), a donkey (Alice), a turkey (Mike), two peacocks (Martin and Kate), pigs, rabbits, chickens, ducks, geese, a few too many barn cats, and our beloved dog (Islay). Kara and her family love Jesus and people. Their home is a revolving door of family, friends, and neighbors. As crazy as it sounds, Kara loves milking Daisy every morning. She loves to travel, meet new people, experiencing different cultures and tasting good foods. Kara finds seeing new landscapes and observing animals in their natural habitat to be exhilarating. Kara also likes to spend time with family and friends.
Kara has 3 simple joys: Cooking/Baking with ingredients that I helped harvest and grow. Her favorite food depends on her location: In Texas – Mexican; In Louisiana – Cajun; At home – roast with rice and gravy.
Kara and her husband lived in Scotland for 2 plus years before they started their family.
Kara loves working with families and adoption. She believes adoption is a beautiful reflection of the Gospel. It is a sacrificing, unconditional love full of grace and sorrow and joy. Kara loves the opportunity to walk with families through the most difficult times but also the most joyous. Lifeline has presented itself as an organization that loves people and wants them to experience the fullness of knowing Christ in the here and now – that is something I am excited and eager to be a part of.