Karen has worked as an elementary school teacher since 2023 at Grace Community School. She received her bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies from California State University. She was an elementary teacher for 19 years in Texas. She and her husband moved to California in 2016, and she continued her teaching career in a christian school there for an additional 7 years. Karen and her husband are happy to be back in Texas! She is married to Daniel Goetz, and they have three adult children: Stephen and his wife, Melanie, Jonathan, and Hannah. She loves to spend time outdoors in nature, taking walks with her husband, reading a good book, and playing games.