Chief Culture Officer, Heroic Media
President, National Prayer Luncheon for Life
Co-Host, The National Prayer Luncheon for Life Pro-Life Impact Show podcast
Contributing Editor, Pro-Life Magazine
Karen has been recognized with several awards and honors, including: 2004 Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation of Texas’ Motherhood Award; Legatus International’s 2005 John Cardinal O’Connor Pro-Life Hall of Fame Award, presented in Naples, Florida, by Tom Monaghan, the singular time for a diocesan respect life director; 2009 Texas Knights of Columbus ACE Award; 2011 Texas Life, Faith & Education Award; The 2017 Father Edward Robinson, O.P., Pro-Life Person of the Year Award; and the 2018 Founders Flame Award upon the 25th anniversary of the CPLC’s founding; attending the 2008 arrival ceremony for Pope Benedict XVI on the South Lawn of The White House at the invitation of President George W. Bush; signing ceremonies of Texas’ Sonogram Law and omnibus Pro-Life Law HB 2 in 2011 and 2013 at the invitation of Governor Rick Perry; 2011 invitation-only Springtime of Faith Foundation Rome Summit, a select conference for 25 to 30 international Catholic and Christian leaders; and delivering the eulogy at the funeral of Norma McCorvey, the “Jane Roe” of Roe vs. Wade, in February 2017.
As a primary spokesperson for Heroic Media and National Prayer Luncheon for Life, Karen has extensive experience in public and media relations, including interviews for radio, television, and online news, newspapers, and documentaries, and has been featured in four books.
Karen is a native Virginian, moving to Texas during her senior year of high school. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1983, with a minor in Business. Karen and her husband Eddie, married in 1984, are the proud parents of Maria, Will, Johnny, Dane, and Mike, and Jordan, lost to miscarriage. The Garnetts reside in Dallas and are members of Sts. Monica and Rita parishes and the Christian Community of God’s Delight, where Karen serves in music ministry.