Karmann Roche

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Karmann was appointed in May 2017 serving as an intern with Campus Ambassadors at Linn-Benton Community College. She then transferred to Western Oregon University and continued an internship there. Over her four years in college, she realized through serving Christ everyday that her giftings and abilities were best utilized in a ministry setting. She enjoys building up student leaders with the intention of helping them discover all that God has for them. Karmann believes college is a crucial time when students search for and find their identity. Her goal is to help bring students into Christian community where they can discover their identity in Christ. She now serves as a lead campus minister at Western Oregon University.

Faith Story

Being raised in a split household and moving often, she went to ten different public schools and couldn’t attend church regularly. It wasn’t until the sixth grade when her family moved to Oregon City that she experienced a permanent church home. She began to attend youth group regularly and truly live her life for Christ. After graduating high school, Karmann actively sought to establish a Christian community in her new environment and during Welcome Day on campus, she found Campus Ambassadors. Through the adversity Karmann faced in her youth, she learned that we are all just sojourners here and she found her comfort and permanent home in the Kingdom of God.

Family

Education

Karmann obtained her associate degree at Linn-Benton Community College and then moved on to obtain her Bachelor of Science in Community Health Education from Western Oregon University.

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In colorful communities and along scenic highways, diverse people and landscapes span coast to coast

Iconic American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, jazz music and the Super Bowl. They meld with eclectic examples of multicultural heritage: numerous local Chinatowns, family-owned taquerias and even cowboy boots, which originated among the nomadic Huns of eastern Europe.

The nation's landscape shows just as many contrasts — sandy beaches and rocky coastlines, open plains and vast deserts, rugged mountains and winding canyons, and abundant rivers and lakes.

The ideals of life and liberty that founded the United States have made the country one of the world's most prosperous, though not without dark chapters and present troubles. Crime, discrimination and ethics violations make regular headlines, and many people live below the national poverty level.

Families view education as essential to the pursuit of happiness, if not also a path to wealth and power for the most ambitious. Yet Americans also demonstrate a charitable spirit of generosity toward neighbors and nations in need.

Freedom of religion grants opportunity for all faiths, but Christianity holds particular influence in country's history and daily life.

Your participation with Missions Door supports ministry in the United States among college students, including many international students, in collaboration local churches. It also enables social outreach, church planting and leadership development in a wide variety of communities — among Native Americans and other cultural groups, and in urban and suburban settings where growing and changing demographics create new opportunities for the Gospel.

Cultural Snapshot

Aside from the Native American, Native Hawaiian and Native Alaskan populations, nearly all Americans and their ancestors immigrated to the United States.

Faith Fact

In a 2013 survey, 56% of Americans said that religion played a "very important role in their lives” — a larger number than any other wealthy nation.

Country Profile

Population: 320 million

Major Religions: 47% Protestant, 23% unaffiliated, 21% Catholic, 6% other

Languages: 82% English, 11% Spanish, various others

Literacy: 99%

Poverty: 16%

 

 

Ministry service area:
Campus Ambassadors

Ministry location:
Oregon, United States