Contact: Rev. Karen

The Rev. Dr. Karen Rezach was ordained into the priesthood in the Diocese of Newark in 2018. For four years, she served as a part-time priest at Christ Church in Short Hills, NJ. For the past 8 years, Rev. Karen served as the extended supply priest at St. Thomas in Lyndhurst. She continues to lead the “Monday Night Bible Study” at Christ Church in Ridgewood, as she has for almost 20 years! She was called to Grace Church in June 2020 to serve as the Part Time Priest-in-Charge. 
In addition to her position at Grace Church, Rev. Karen is the Founding Director of The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School. A leader in primary and secondary school ethics education, she has been teaching and facilitating ethics workshops for students, parents, faculty, administrators and private organizations for over 13 years. She has developed partnerships with leading ethical institutions, including The Hastings Center and Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics, to develop signature programs for high school students. Her doctoral research, “Spiritual Leadership as a Model of Effective Leadership in Independent School,” explores the ways that educators can bring values and moral awareness into non-sectarian settings, and was the catalyst for the founding of the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School.   Rev. Karen is the coach of the National and NJ Champion Kent Place High School and Middle School Ethics Bowl Teams.
Rev. Karen has an M.Div. from Yale University, an Ed.D. from Seton Hall University. She has 24 years of experience as an independent school administrator, including Director of the Middle School at Kent Place and Assistant Head of School at St. Philip’s in Newark, New Jersey. She serves on numerous Boards related to education, ethics and community outreach.

Promoted Events at Grace Church Rutherford

10am - 4pm
March 11, 2023
We are giving away dresses! Grace’s Closet: Dresses, suits for Jr & Sr Prom Accessories, jewelry, bags Seamstress on site for consult DONATIONS…PAUSED! The generosity of our community and surrounding areas has been unbelievable. We have collected 4x as many as a year ago and far surpassed all of our expectations. With that being said, we are going to pause collecting donations at this time so we can focus on the final details for the big day! We will resume collecting donations after as we prepare for future events. Thank you all for your kindness, generosity and helping make Grace’s Closet come to life! Thank you to our drop off points. BCB Bank and ERA Realty Please check back on our website after our event. For more information: Contact Susan Muller 201-312-2028 Email:
Every Sunday at 10am
A service of song, teaching and prayer. ALL are welcome.