About Pastor Karen E. Dimon
Our pastor, Rev. Karen E. Dimon, grew up in Fayetteville. She graduated from Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.
Pastor Karen served as Associate Executive for the Synod of Lakes and Prairies in the area of Social Justice and Women's Ministries and as the Associate Pastor for Young Adult and New Member Ministries at Central Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, Minnesota.
In 1993, she and her husband, Reverend Peter Shidemantle, moved to New York. There, she served as Pastor at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Camillus, New York, and as Interim Pastor at Onondaga Valley Presbyterian Church in Syracuse.
Today, Karen has entered her 18th year as head of staff at Northminster Presbyterian Church. She and her husband have two grown children.