Karen Breny

Karen transferred her membership from the New Milford Presbyterian Church in New Jersey. She was born in Jersey City, N.J., grew up in Bergenfield, and currently lives in New Milford. She knew Rev. Rob Williams when he was an associate pastor at Marble Collegiate Church and attended our church a couple of years ago when Pat Neary told her that Rob was at United Church. She felt “at home” from the very first visit. She finds our church to be a place of love, respect, and acceptance. To her there is a likemindedness—a sense of community and a celebration of diversity.

Karen keeps busy as a mom, grandma and administrative assistant. Her daughter Tamara has one son Justin, age 10. Her son Jeff and daughter-in-law Kathy have a daughter Mary Margaret, age 8, and a son, “JT,” age 7. Karen enjoys talking with and spending time with family and friends, and loves music and animals, reading and learning.

For 10 years she volunteered at Marble Collegiate Church with the Coalition for the Homeless and currently is a volunteer counselor at Half-Way House for Women with substance abuse issues.