Dr. Karren D. Todd is a dynamic speaker, powerful motivator, author and certified professional coach. After serving 15 years in full-time ministry, with eight years as Senior Associate Pastor, Karren shifted to serving God as the Executive Director of POWER Ministries, Inc and CEO of Empowerment Coaching and Consulting. Karren supports clients in ministry and in the marketplace through individual and group coaching, workshops, pastoral counseling and church consulting. Some of her corporate clients/keynotes have included FedEx, Regional One Health, Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, Shelby County Schools and the City of Memphis.
Dr. Karren’s impact in the community is widespread. Through Power Ministries, Inc. she has launched two major initiatives: Project STAND and Higher Learning. Project STAND raises resources and awareness for Domestic Violence Survivors in the Greater Memphis Area. Since 2014, this event has donated thousands of dollars to “boots on the ground” efforts to support women and men who have survived and are surviving domestic violence. The Higher Learning initiative prepares young ladies to be productive in their schools and communities encouraging them through workshops and learning immersions to THINK and DREAM HIGHER!
Dr. Karren is a published author with 2 of her books landing on Amazon and Kindle’s Best-Selling lists. She has received many honors including TSD's Women of Excellence, Female Pastor of the Year and the Dress for Success Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. Karren has serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Memphis, the Memphis Urban League Guild and is an Executive Committee member for the Black Clergy Collaborative of Memphis. She has served as a Clergy Coach for the Clergy Coaching Network and hosted a weekly radio show called SOAR with Coach Karren. Karren is also a member of the Junior League of Memphis and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Karren recently completed a Chaplain Residency with Methodist Lebonheur Healthcare and is currently serving as the Director of the House of Black Church Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary. She holds a Master of Divinity degree from Memphis Theological Seminary as well as a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling.