Karen Ream Buchen

Vice President

A native of Rockford, Illinois, I have been attending Unity Santa Fe along with my husband, David Buchen, since our July 2018 move to Santa Fe.  I have participated in three Soul Circles and was a host for a Winter 2020 Soul Circle.  I am also attending Friday morning Course of Love. David and I attended Getting to Know Unity and joined as members on February 2, 2020.

For five years I attended Unity of Rockford (Illinois) where I took numerous SEE classes and served as a Prayer Chaplain.  While visiting my daughters, I attended Unity of Fox Valley (Batavia, Illinois) services, in addition to day retreats and workshops.  While attending a Byron Katie weekend workshop at Unity Village, I also had the great honor and privilege to pray in the Silent Unity Chapel for all the requests sent to Silent Unity.

For forty-six years, I was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, ELCA, in Rockford and served a three-year term on the Church Council.  Throughout the years I served on the Outreach Committee, Worship and Music, Committee, Adult Forum, Youth Committee, chaired the Membership Committee, sang in the choir, and co-created a once a month, Saturday contemplative, meditative worship service known as “Breathe.”

I am a certified Spiritual Companion and a member of Spiritual Directors International. I am excited and enthusiastic about serving on the heart-centered, generative board of Unity Santa Fe most especially after attending the recent Board of Trustees Orientation.