USA Board Member
Karin Knutson brings extensive professional and ministry experience focusing on church planting, discipleship,
life coaching, and education. After her previous role as an administrator of a California charter public school,
she directed her efforts toward developing educators in East Africa, where she met Michelle Kiprop in 2012.
Yearly trips to East and Central Africa for training and mentoring provided her with a love and desire to serve
Africa in another capacity, which led her to joining the HMI board. In her latest position as a Country
Director for Advancing Leaders International, she trains university professors who then train teachers in
Cameroon. She lives in Southern California with her husband of 39 years, Randy. They have four married
children and two grandsons, with another on the way.