Rev. Karen Hernandez-Granzen has been the pastor at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Trenton since 1995. Under her leadership, Westminster averted closing due to major demographic shifts in Trenton. She provided the vision for a multi-cultural congregation that reflected and served the needs of the community resulting in growth.
Hernandez-Granzen earned her A.A.S. from New York City College of Technology in 1982, her B.A. from California State University Los Angeles in 1988, and her M.Div from McCormick Theological Seminary in 1994.
She was a PC-USA delegate to the Jubilee World Council of Churches in 1998 in Zimbabwe. She served on the Advisory Council for Princeton Theological Seminary’s continuing education program from 2009 to 2014.
Hernandez-Granzen is currently the Co-Moderator of New Brunswick Presbytery’s Urban Mission Cabinet and specializes in multicultural and urban ministry.
Reflecting on her award from Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County, Hernandez-Granzen underscores the importance of caring for the elderly as they are often forgotten in our youth-oriented society.
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