Karen Jessup

Extended-Care Director


Mrs. Jessup is a graduate from Alfred State College in Western NY. She graduated with a degree in Medical Laboratory Technology. She worked as a chemist right out of school and later in a hospital. She has worked with kids in several different venues. She has taught skiing, directed a youth sports camp, swim team volunteer coordinator, worked as youth leader and taught sunday school. She was a master trainer for Ft Leavenworth military Army Family Team Building leadership program.She was co- leader for the XO/S3 Spouses Seminar. She is an instructor for Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of an Effective Military family. She continues to take early education classes and loves to learn.

About Mrs. Jessup – Mrs. Jessup and her husband, Mike, have been married for 26 years. Mike has retired from active duty but continues to work at the College here at Ft. Leavenworth. We have two girls, Rachel and Shannon. Rachel is a graduate of Missouri Southern and Ozark Christian College. She is also a member of the Missouri National Guard. Shannon just graduated from Lansing High School. She joined the Kansas Army Reserve and is part of their split option program. She will attend Kansas Community College this fall under a softball scholarship.

Mrs. Jessup was born on a farm in Western NY.

What do you like to do in your spare time? Having two graduating seniors, life will change for us a little bit. I enjoy being outdoors from canoeing to bird watching. I like working with horses and dogs. I enjoy music, movies, a good cup of coffee and crafts. I enjoy time with friends, museums and drives in the country. We live on ten acres in the county, so we have a to-do list that seems to never end.

What does St. Paul Lutheran mean to you? I enjoy working with the kids in a Christian learning environment. It has become my family. I have worked at St. Paul for 4 yrs, first in extended care and then in the classroom as an aide. I really enjoy the 2- and 3-year-old class. Their growth from beginning of year to end of year is amazing. This year I will step into the extended-care director position.

The best part about following Jesus is… is His faithfulness. He has promised that He is with us always and will never leave us. We can trust in His promises, and His love endures forever.
My heart is to walk humbly with God and be a light in the world.