Karen Swanstrom

RLM Thrift Store

My Family: I’ve been married to my wonderful husband John for 38 years. We have 3 kids; Jennifer (married to Darren), John (married to Katie) & Ian (married to Ashley). We’re incredibly blessed with 7 adorable granddaughters!!

My Story: I grew up in the 70’s in Southern California; having no relationship whatsoever with Jesus. John and I married in 1979, Jennifer arrived 5 months later. She was born with life threatening complications. This is where my journey with the Lord began and I’ve grown in my love for Him ever since. He is so good and faithful. By 1984 I was a stay at home mom to 3 kids. Once they started school I worked in a variety of places…from the school district to a landscape nursery. I joined the team here at RLM in 2006. I am truly blessed to be in ministry with such an awesome group of people!

Favorite Verse: It’s hard to narrow it down to just one. Here are a few of my favorites:
Acts 20:24, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 & Psalm 139