Karen Burkhart

Why book Karen Burkhart?

Karen Burkhart is a singer/songwriter, speaker, and writer, from Columbus, Ohio. Karen is passionate about sharing her faith-journey with others and inspiring them to deepen their own relationship with God, through Jesus Christ. Karen's musical style is varied though best classified as Praise and Worship and Inspirational Country. Karen has appeared on Canada's Premier Christian Television program, "100 Huntley Street" and has ministered in scores of churches. Karen's column, All In A Day's Grace, is feaured monthly in for Power Source magazine and her songs are heard on Inspirational Country radio. Karen's ministry is relatable to all generations and adaptable to a variety of settings.



An Awesome Lady!

I so enjoyed meeting you at our Christian Women's Luncheon. You are a great speaker and God has given you such a wonderful gift to share - your voice! I purchased your CDs and I love to listen to them whenever I am in the car. Thank you for coming to our meeting and continue to follow your dream!

Priced Fairly
Reviewer: Janet E.
Event: Luncheon/Tea in Ashtabula, OH
Event Date: Nov 21, 2013
Hired As: Gospel Singer, Christian Speaker

Response from Karen Burkhart:

Janet, thank you so much for taking the time to give me a review--unsolicited at that! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed my ministry in Ashtabula and that you are listening to my CDs. That really encourages me! Please consider me for future events. In Him, Karen

Karen loves Jesus and cares about people

I'm thankful that we were able to have Karen for our Mother's Day service this year. It is very evident that she loves Jesus and legitimately cares about people. It's a joy to know her.

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Reviewer: Ted W.
Event: Church Service in Columbus, OH
Event Date: May 12, 2013
Hired As: Singer/Songwriter

Wonderful Christian speaker and singer!

Karen was the perfect entertainer for our women's group event. Her beautiful voice and heartfelt message combined to inspire and uplift everyone there. As the kick-off event for our new group, we hoped it would be good but Karen exceeded all our expectations. She was not only a talented singer but a powerful communicator and intelligent speaker. Thank you Karen for blessing us with your gifts!

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Reviewer: Jenn S.
Organization: New Albany Presbyterian Church
Event: Other in New Albany, OH
Event Date: Jan 25, 2013
Hired As: Gospel Singer, Christian Speaker

A Gift & A Heart for Jesus

Karen blessed us by singing at our inagural fundraising breakfast. I have had the priviledge of hearing her before, so one of the things that gave me great joy was watching the faces and body language of others whose hearts were being touched for the first time by her voice and ministry.

With very little lead time and still recovering from illness, Karen's response was "How can I help?" when approached about a time of prayer, praise, and worship for friends of a missionary in critical condition in a hospital. The words that came from her heart, the prayers she whispered from her soul, and the songs she lifted with her voice assurred everyone in the sanctuary (and joining us online) that God was present, that He is love, and that He has a plan - even when we don't understand. Karen was a blessing in ways that she will never know this side of heaven.

“Karen truly has a gift and a call to impact hearts and lives for Christ. While the words of her heart and her voice are beautiful, her faith and her love of Jesus draw people close so that they can get a glimpse of His power, strength, and love. I consider myself blessed to serve with her in ministry, and privileged to call her friend.”
Jennifer Cameron, Executive Director
Into the Field

Reviewer: Jennifer C.
Event: Retreat in Columbus, OH
Event Date: May 18, 2011

Voice of an angel

Karen just sang for our Northwest Columbus Christian Women's Club. The members were in awe at the beauty of her voice. She explained then sang two of her original songs. They are inspirational as well as testifying about Jesus. They could not wait to buy her CD at the end of the event.

Reviewer: Diane H.
Event: Luncheon/Tea in Dublin, OH
Event Date: Jan 27, 2010

Karen is a gifted singer!

Karen's music and singing is such an inspiration to me! Through her music, she shares God's love. Karen is awsome!

Reviewer: Susan J.
Event: Church Service in Galion, OH
Event Date: Feb 27, 2011

Karen is great!

Karen has performed the last two years at the ICM Faith, Family & Country Week's nightly concert series. She is an amazing talent and has a true heart for God. We hope she comes back again and again.

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Reviewer: Richard H.
Organization: Inspirational Country Music Association
Event: Convention in Nashville, TN
Event Date: Oct 25, 2011
Hired As: Gospel Singer

Gifted Singer, Wonderful poise and presence

I've had the privilege of seeing Karen sing several times. Her gift of music had blessed me each time, and the way she weaves her personal faith walk into her songs is touching.

A powerful voice married with a posture of praise--a true gift to those experience her performances!

Reviewer: Jessica E.
Event: Convention in Columbus, OH
Event Date: Sep 27, 2011

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 75 minutes
  • Fee: $200-500
  • Languages: English

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Karen Burkhart

Singing songs for and about God has always been Karen’s passion. Karen was about ten years old when she sang her first solo in church. By age sixteen while on her first missions’ trip, she sensed God’s call to serve Him in her vocational life, and she believed music would be a significant part of that. So, a year later, Karen enrolled in Summit Pacific College on Canada’s west coast to study sacred music and theology. Karen sang in the college’s a cappella ensemble, and her passion for music ministry grew. Just two weeks before returning for her sophomore year, Karen’s plans changed unexpectedly. Karen’s church hosted a ministry group called “One Accord” from North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She was so touched by their ministry and immediately sensed that God was inviting her to change directions—one day, she would be in that same group. Karen accepted God’s invitation and transferred to North Central two weeks later, and, in her junior year, Karen was selected to join “One Accord.” Touring with “One Accord” around the United States and Canada allowed Karen to develop her voice and ministry, and it also provided her with her first recording opportunity. Karen thrived living “on the road” and loved the simplicity of singing and pointing people to Jesus.

The following year, Karen performed as the vocal soloist for the college’s jazz band and had her second brush with recording. After college, she hit the road again—this time as the Tour Manager for the internationally acclaimed African Children’s Choir. After three years with the choir Karen then changed paths and began serving with Campus Crusade for Christ, administrating missions projects and producing videos. Throughout this time, Karen took every opportunity to sing. She participated in her church’s worship choir, sang background vocals on two worship CDs, and even sang in a Nicaraguan prison. For years, Karen has dreamed of recording a solo album “some day,” but after becoming a wife and mother, Karen thought “some day” would probably never come. Nevertheless, the dream did not fade. So, on New Year’s Eve 2006, Karen and her husband, Matt, began praying for an open door and for the necessary people to help make this lifelong dream a reality. After an amazing set of circumstances, in the fall 2008, God finally flew the doors open wide. “Just One Glimpse” resulted, and Karen is so grateful for God’s faithfulness . . . . .

Karen lives with her husband, Matt, and their two boys, Tyler and Colson, in Columbus, Ohio.

The team providing the talent:

Karen Burkhart


Influences & Inspiration

I grew up on the music and ministries of Keith Green, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Sandi Patti, and Steven Curtis Chapman (to name a few). Currently, artists like Point of Grace, and Christy Nockels inspire me.

Setup Requirements

CD Player

DVD player


mixing board






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