Jennifer Dunbar was first introduced to the Karen community in 2004 through World Relief Minnesota. She organized teams at Five Oaks Community Church in Woodbury, MN to come alongside newly arriving Karen families to help them with basic needs, transportation, and friendship. She co-led the Karen ministry at Five Oaks for 8 years.
Jennifer lives in Woodbury with her husband Tim and their four children. She earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University in 1998 and currently homeschools her children. She is very thankful for her Karen friends and looks forward to continuing to help the refugee community.
Jennifer was one of the founding board members of KOM, serving as its treasurer and then secretary before stepping off the Board.
She returned to the Board of Directors in January 2014.