Kara joined the Lifeline team in August of 2018 as a social worker in our Florida office. She helps complete home studies, does post-adoption visits for international adoptions, and also serves Central Florida as a pregnancy counselor. God began to burden her heart for children in need of families when she first went on a short-term mission trip to an orphanage in Bolivia in 2012. Through this exposure to great physical and spiritual needs, Kara began to grasp the connection between adoption and the Gospel. She feels so blessed to be able to continue making an impact at this orphanage in Bolivia, where her love for helping to place the lonely in families originated. Kara attended Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She then moved to upstate New York, where she attended Roberts Wesleyan College and graduated with a Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in children and family. She is the middle child in her family, and they’re very excited to soon welcome home a new family member adopted from foster care. In her free time, Kara loves spending quality time with friends and family, finding new places in Florida to visit and explore, and boating on the lake. Her three simple joys are home decorating, going on a walk, and chocolate ice cream. Kara loves being able to be a part of what God is doing through the ministry of Lifeline. She believes that we all have an innate desire for community, because God created us for relationship with Him, and Lifeline exemplifies the importance of community and relationship as we walk with families through their journey of adoption.