D.Int.St., Western Seminary

M.A., Columbia International University

M.A., Columbia International University

Graduate Certificate, Multnomah Biblical Seminary

B.A., Washington State University

Hired in 1998

From a young age, Dr. Fancher was fascinated by other cultures and contexts. She has served as a bilingual teacher, professional counselor, Dean of Students, and Professor. She also had the privilege to engage with churches in South Sudan, seeking to partner with them in providing community-based support for those impacted by the trauma of war. Her greatest joy is to witness students who wholeheartedly invest their lives as humble learners who seek to be instruments of hope and healing.

At Multnomah, Dr. Fancher integrates the disciplines of biblical studies, professional counseling, and intercultural studies, as she seeks to help students use their gifts and passions to invest in God’s redemptive purposes in this world. She is currently researching community-based approaches to promote support and healing for those impacted by the trauma of war. She desires to support church and community leaders to be catalysts of hope and healing at the grassroots level. Her current passion is to grow in understanding and engaging in the process of peacebuilding between individuals and communities.

Faculty Headshot Karen Fancher