Karen Elgersma has life experience all over North America! She was born in Canada, raised in the USA, and lived in Mexico for 11 years where she met her husband and began her family. Even her name reflects the bicultural and bilingual life she has: officially Karen Elgersma, you can informally call her “Senora Mejia.”
An SCS alumni, she graduated Dordt University with a B.A. in Spanish for Secondary Education and taught high school Spanish in Iowa for four years. Later God called her to Monterrey, Mexico to work in missions and later to teach English to children and adults.
She is married to Angel Mejia and has one son (Jacob) and one daughter (Eliana). Though they miss their home in Mexico, they are very thankful to be living now in the States. She and her family attend First CRC of Oostburg and are thankful to be a part of the SCS community. Karen is eager to not only connect children to a bicultural, bilingual community but also to connect them more to our Creator of this diverse world.