The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Karris Golden

Karris Golden, an award-winning journalist, is a full-time professional writer and editor. Her articles, personal essays, photos, short fiction and poetry have appeared in newspapers, magazines, literary journals and anthologies. She writes a weekly faith and values column for The Courier (Waterloo, Iowa). She also is a regular contributor to The Little Lutheran, Lutheran Woman Today and Café: Stirring the Spirit Within.

She is currently at work on several projects and seeks a publisher for her essay collection on motorcycling and spirituality. Karris also travels extensively and regularly speaks at events and gatherings of all sizes. In November 2008 she took part in a Women of the ELCA /ELCA Global Mission study seminar in South Africa.

Karris earned an associate in arts degree from Waldorf College, a bachelor's degree in journalism from Wartburg College and a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Northern Iowa. In her free time, Karris enjoys reading, writing, photography, motorcycling, bicycling, canoeing and traveling. She lives in Shell Rock, Iowa, with her daughter, Zoey Golden Neessen.

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