Scruffy and Silk

Speaking in Churches

Testimony and Music


Karen has been singing and speaking in churches since 2008.  She combines her songs with her testimony of healing, outreach and following God’s calling.


Karen suffered from epilepsy for many years and in 1998 had brain surgery.  Her relationship with God grew immensely over her six months of recovery.  In 2008 Karen suffered from depression.  Through prayer ministry, she was able to deal with many aspects of her past, leading to forgiveness and healing.  Karen grew to understand the greatness of God’s love. 

‘Karen’s story, interwoven with her own songs, is a testimony of God’s presence, power, and healing, and is a story which will speak to and minister to every person, wherever they are on the journey of faith.’   

Megan Jung – Minister, Williamstown Church of Christ


Karen has taught literacy and numeracy to TAFE students who were homeless, abused, ex-prisoners, on drugs, and self-harming.  She then moved to a secondary college where students had severe learning difficulties.  As a chaplain in a state primary school, she then worked with many broken families, very young parents, third generation unemployed, and refugees.  She has mentored young people with social issues and is currently volunteering in an adult literacy program.  Karen encourages others to reach out to those around them.

‘Let me say thanks for the fabulous service you led. It seems God worked through you in a way that will continue to change the lives of some people who have done it tough and are looking for a new way. You have a powerful story that will touch the heart of a lot of people in need of hope. A number of people have told me how moved they were by the service. Others have told me they were in tears.’

Steve Rose- Pastor, Chelsea Church of Christ

Following Calling

Karen joined the Church music team soon after becoming a Christian.  She began writing not long after this.  Not being comfortable speaking in public, Karen stepped out in faith, leading worship and then travelling around to share her testimony.  She speaks of times when her calling has been challenged and new ventures have started.  Karen challenges others to step out of their comfort zone, using the gifts they’ve been given.

Karen shared how God has led her through life’s challenges.  Her original songs, interwoven in her testimony, display her heart for the Lord and what He has done in her life – a positive message that God guides and directs our path.’

David van Wynen – Pastor, Point Cook Community Baptist Church


Karen has been interviewed on Gracewriters and Seymour FM radio.

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