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 at New Direction Christian Church, Karren shifted to serving God as the Executive Director of POWER Ministries, Inc and CEO of Empowerment Coaching and Consulting. Karren serves clients in ministry and in the marketplace through individual and group coaching, workshops, pastoral counseling and church consulting. Previous corporate clients include FedEx, Regional One Health and Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority and the City of Memphis.
Karren serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Memphis and the Memphis Urban League Guild. She has received many honors including Women of Excellence, Female Pastor of the Year and the 2019 Dress for Success Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. In 2017, Karren released Power Walk, a devotional journal that reached #34 on Amazon's top 100 new releases. Her sophomore book for Singles - titled "One is A Whole Number"- reached #4 on Kindle's Hot New Releases. Building on her growing influence as a motivational speaker, in 2018, Karren was introduced to an on-air audience as the host of an all new hour radio talk show SOAR with Coach Karren every Tuesday at 12n on 88.5FM.
Karren served as Interim Senior Pastor of Lindenwood Christian Church (DOC) in 2018-2019 and then continued as a consultant through 2020. She also serves as a Clergy Coach for the Clergy Coaching Network. Karren holds a Master of Divinity degree from Memphis Theological Seminary and received her Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Counseling in May 2020.