About Chaplain Karen

Chaplain Karen (Reverend Karen j Kobrin Cohen) is an ordained Interfaith Minister and, as such, she respects all religions and paths. Any services rendered will be done with the utmost respect for the client's beliefs and religious practices. If you have any special requirements or preferences Chaplain Karen will be happy to do whatever she can to comply with your requests.

Her Affiliations/Memberships:

  • A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy (AWAIC) *on Leadership Counsel
  • The Interfaith Temple in New York, NY (Ordained Interfaith Minister) 
  • The Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement
  • The Interfaith Association of Animal Chaplains (no longer in existence)
  • IAAHPC (International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care) 
  • Kappa Delta Pi (the International Honor Society in Education)
  • Completed Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) level 1 
  • Hospital Chaplain for Viera Hospital & Cape Canaveral Hospital, both in Florida
  • Volunteered for Space Coast Feline Network (working to save feral cats)
  • Volunteered for SPCA-North Brevard (Merritt Island Square Mall - Cat Adoptions) 
  • Founder & former Director of Animal Advocates of North Texas (AANT) a 501(c)3 non-profit association
  • University of Hawai'i Alumni Association

Her Educational Background:


  • Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Hawai'i, Manoa Campus, Honolulu, HI
  • Master of Science in Education from Dowling College, Oakdale, LI, NY
  • Ordained Interfaith Minister from The New Seminary, New York, NY
  • Certified Religious Teacher from Touro College and the Morasha Program, New York
  • Certified Animal Chaplain through The Interfaith Association of Animal Chaplains
  • Earned 10 CEU at the First International Symposium on Veterinary Hospice Care held at the University of California-Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

Additional Information:


  • Held New York State Certification PK-6 Elementary Education & High School Business Education
  • Earned 24 Post-Graduate credits in Reading (Psycholinguistic approach): remediation & assessment
  • Listed in Marquis' 23rd edition of Who's Who in the South and Southeast and the 18th edition of Who's Who of American Women
  • Was a member of the Board of Directors for Loudoun Families for Children (LFC) in Northern Virginia
  • Award winning Watercolor Artist (you may see some of her artwork and photography at http://karenj-kobrincohen/fineartamerica.com
  • Author of, Touching the Wall - Entering the Stream  (ISBN 0-9717237-0-2). May be viewed and purchased at  www.capricepublishing.com or at www.Amazon.com (paper and e-reader  version)
  • Has traveled extensively: Pacific, Far East, Middle East, Africa, Europe, South America, Caribbean, Costa Rica and Panama.