Est. 1891

Karen Nicholson 
Director of Children's  Ministry

Where are you from?

I’ve lived in many cities growing up but Bastrop is where I lived the longest.

What did you want to be when you were a kid? 

A teacher

Where did you go to school?
Where did you go to school? I graduated from Bastrop High School, earned my Associates Degree from North Central Texas College and my Bachelors from TWU​​

What do you do to relax?
Read, garden, shop​​

 If you were stranded on a desert island, what three books would you want with you (not including the Bible)?

My kindle, anything by Nora Roberts, and my calendar​

What is your favorite movie?

I have so many – Jurassic Park and The Day After Tomorrow​

What’s musicians are currently being played on your iPod or CD changer?
Third Day, Steven Curtis Chapman, Conway Twitty, Chris LeDoux​

What is your favorite snack or dessert?

Popcorn, Almond Joy are my favorite snacks and my favorite dessert is cake especially cheesecake​

What do you like the most about your job?

Working with children – I love seeing their excitement, the awe and wonder when you tell them a story.

What would be surprised to know about you?

I was on a bowling league for a year.  I participated in a couple of 5ks last year and I love to travel.​

If you could meet three people from the Bible, who would they be? Why?

Paul, Ruth and Esther.  Paul because I would love to sit down and talk to him about his experience on the road to Damascus.  Ruth and Esther because they were such strong female presence in the bible and the faith they had. ​

What is your favorite scripture? 

2 Timothy 2:5  No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. and 2 Timothy 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (NIV) 

Salvation experience?
I was saved when I was 9 years old.  I remember it very was Sunday afternoon and I was practicing the piano.  I decided to try to play something from the Baptist Hymnal we had and as any 9 year old would do, I was searching for a song that didn’t have any sharps or flats.  I came across a song and started playing and as I was playing started reading the words of the song.  I stopped and my dad was in the same room with me and I asked him what it meant.  My dad witnessed to me and I accepted Jesus that Sunday afternoon.  ​