Writer and teacher Karen Hering has been immersed in the work of words for most of her life and currently lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota on the homelands of the Dakota and Ojibwe people.
Author of Writing to Wake the Soul: Opening the Sacred Conversation Within and Trusting Change: Finding Our Way through Personal and Global Transformation, newly published in 2022, she is also an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, serving as a consulting literary minister since 2008. Karen leads online and in-person guided writing sessions, retreats and programs about living well in the midst of change in community, congregational and workplace settings and online. She also serves as a companion and guide for people and organizations on the threshold of significant change. Her writing has appeared in literary journals, periodicals and meditation anthologies.