Cancer and the Church

Churches are faced with the need to minister to cancer patients and their families in a meaningful and uplifting way with minimal resources. In addition, the length and complications of cancer treatments makes the needs of cancer families longer term and more complex than other health issues.

Join Karen Tripp MS, LMFT, as she discusses how to establish a thriving outreach cancer ministry which provides Christian cancer support groups and/or one to one peer meetings through the Cancer Companions Ministry.

Presenter: Karen Tripp MS LMFT, President, Cancer Companions
From East Coast to West Coast, Karen Tripp has turned her gift of gab into the gift to help others in need. Whether laughing with an audience, sharing through her books, or counseling one heart at a time, Karen joins people where they are and lifts them towards hope.  As author of God is Bigger Than Your Cancer and a daughter of a colon cancer survivor, Karen brings her training as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist to her work with cancer families. Karen is also President of Cancer Companions- a ministry that trains, equips, and supports caring people to draw cancer families closer to Christ.  Karen lives in St Louis with her husband where she enjoys leading Bible studies, playing in creeks, and making sugar cookies with kids of all ages.