Karen Ziel

Karen Ziel

Karen Ziel supports Christian Educators and faith formation leaders with consultation, training, resources and programs. She has guided the development of the Leadership Studio at United Church Center, a communications and workshop facility for providing access to training materials locally and remotely. She works with the CAUCE (The Connecticut Association of United Church Educators) and is always gathering information about new and creative educational programs and opportunities. She administers The Mentored Relationships program for developing leaders, provides Safe Conduct training and materials and curates the faith formation pages on the CT UCC website and responds to queries and requests for resources.

Karen is a Commissioned Minister in the United Church of Christ and was a local Christian Educator leader for over twenty years.  She has participated in endeavors in the wider church related to faith formation and was Dean for Silver Lake Conference Center for many years.

Published Articles


9/17/2020 - Playlists! An Exciting Innovation

8/19/2020 - Southern New England Conference Churches Selected for Thriving Congregations Initiative

4/3/2020 - Yes: An Online Retreat Can Be Holy Ground

1/24/2020 - In Partnership-Reset for a New Decade

6/5/2019 - Many Voices One Mission: Partners

1/23/2019 - I Believe in Angels-CAUCE Reflects

12/26/2018 - Many Voices One Mission: Where Two or Three Are Gathered

7/11/2018 - Many Voices, One Mission: The Rite of Confirmation

12/11/2017 - Brokenness and Restoration - Six Word Stories

10/16/2017 - Are You There, God? It’s Me, Moses!

6/12/2017 - Laughter

5/10/2017 - In Partnership- An Interview with Participants in Vibrant Faith University

4/12/2017 - Reflection on Mentored Relationships

2/7/2017 - New Faith Formation Leader: Dana Johnson

1/23/2017 - Paradox On The Mount

12/6/2016 - Faith Formation Leaders To Be Mentors

11/29/2016 - New Faith Leader: Jenny Byxbee

9/26/2016 - I Lament

6/13/2016 - Questions

2/22/2016 - Provoked

11/16/2015 - In The Words Of Hymns

8/3/2015 - Live Your Life With Love

4/27/2015 - Bearing Fruit

2/2/2015 - Living Wholeheartedly

11/10/2014 - Mercy Me

6/16/2014 - Catch the Complications

3/17/2014 - For All Who Thirst

12/9/2013 - Mary, Did You Know?

9/2/2013 - Down to Earth

5/20/2013 - Knowing Mystery

3/11/2013 - Mary of Bethany

12/10/2012 - Joy

9/17/2012 - I Don't Want the World Turned Upside Down

2/21/2012 - Create in Me

11/14/2011 - Noticing -- and Acting

8/15/2011 - Experiencing Connection

5/9/2011 - The Questions of Renewal

1/31/2011 - Shining on the Lamp Stand

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