Clergy & Staff
Rev. Karen Hunter, Vicar
Karen Hunter grew up on a dry land ranch in Montana. She is the oldest of eight children and has a love and understanding of the demands and blessings of the land. She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota in 1974 and taught school for about ten years in various locations including Bethel, Alaska. After creating and sustaining and alternative school for several years in Toston, Montana, she went to Arizona and began a master’s program in religious education. Intending to work in the Episcopal church as a lay person, she returned to Montana and served as the chaplain at the University of Montana in Missoula for five years. During that time she also worked as the director of religious education at Church of the Holy Spirit. She and Randy married in 1991 and moved to Deerlodge, Montana. About a year later, Karen became the lay vicar of St. Mark’s Church, Anaconda where she served for two years. While she was there she began the process toward ordination to the priesthood, but moved to Idaho where she was ordained two years later. She served at the vicar of Church of the Redeemer , Salmon and as the pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Salmon for many years before moving to Nampa to serve Grace Church. She has also served as the Canon for Christian Education and Formation for the Diocese of Idaho and was the editor of the diocesan monthly newspaper, The Messenger. She loves Randy, children, art, and quilting and is passionate about the place and possibilities of the church in our world. Reach Karen by email at email@example.com
Rev. Mia Crosthwaite, Associate for Congregational Growth and Development
Mia joined Grace Episcopal Church in March 2020 for one year, focusing on church growth and evangelism. Mia is a recent graduate of Luther Seminary and is approved for ordained ministry in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). She serves Grace as a (soon to be) ordained Lutheran Pastor and licensed by the Episcopal Bishop. Mia also holds Master of Pastoral Studies from Loyola New Orleans and served many years in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise. Mia founded the Idaho Discipleship Conference and has an extensive background in writing, speaking, and events.
She's written many local and national articles, and one book: Go and Do Likewise, Catholic Social Teaching in Action. In addition to serving Grace, Mia also works at Corpus Christi House, a day shelter for the homeless in Boise. Mia grew up in the Treasure Valley and lives with her husband and four youngest children in Boise. Things that give her life include camping, walks on the greenbelt, coffee, homeschooling, reading, and cooking. Reach Mia by email at RevMia20@gmail.com
Deaconess Kat Tigerman, Director, The House Next Door
In November 2015, Deaconess Kat Tigerman was brought on as the first Director for the House Next Door.
Kat received her BA in International Service and French from Valparaiso University in Indiana, where she also studied Spanish and Theology. She earned her MA at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. She was consecrated as a deaconess in December 2012 by the Lutheran Deaconess Association, headquartered in Valparaiso. She has served churches and nonprofits in St. Charles, Missouri; Valparaiso, Indiana; Rehoboth Beach, Delaware; and Chicago, Illinois. She has also interned with nonprofits in Haiti and France.
Kat's husband, Justin, serves as pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Caldwell. Reach Kat by email: firstname.lastname@example.org