Karen Porter was elected as Associate Secretary of the General Conference in July 2014. She serves as liaison officer to the East-Central Africa Division and the Euro-Asia Division, as well as the Adventist University of Africa. She serves as Co-Director of International Personnel Resources and Services (IPRS), and as the liaison for the Deferred Mission Appointment (DMA) Program.
Porter holds a bachelor’s in business administration from Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Maryland. She served in Sri Lanka, Russia, Cyprus, and the United States, prior to coming to the General Conference.