HARRISBURG – Karen Warren, at age 80, retired from her employment with the BRN on December 31, 2016. Karen served as secretary for the Baptist Association of Southwestern PA for the past 48 years where she most recently worked out of Living Faith Bible Church, formerly Cranberry Baptist Church. Karen was hired in 1968 to assist former Director of Missions, Joseph Waltz, in the then Greater Pittsburgh Baptist Association (GPiBA). Later in 1968 the GPiBA met [for the second year in succession] and for the first time, an Annual was issued with the proceedings of the meeting, reports, directories, and other information – a direct attribution to the work of Karen in her role as Association Secretary. It was also at this meeting in 1968 that Karen was elected to serve as Clerk of the Association, a role she continued into the 90s.

Karen was very faithful, and willing to learn new skills along the way. She kept things going for many years, responding to requests from churches, directing emails and phone calls, and keeping connections strong, while assisting the team leaders in order that their functions would run more smoothly.

Congratulations, Karen! Best wishes!

Below you will find contact information should you need to reach the Southwest Baptist Association.

Phone number: 724-591-8148



Pittsburgh Baptist Church

c/o Southwest Baptist Association

3100 Pioneer Ave

Pittsburgh, PA 15226