Thirty-four years ago, Karen and David Konker settled into Dallas with their two children. Karen notes that their “life was focused around [their] church, Highland Park Presbyterian.“ As involved members, Karen and David participated in various community outreach events and along the way were introduced to Dallas Leadership Foundation.” DLF’s annual city-wide volunteer event, Transform Dallas was and is a huge area of interest for the Konker family. After volunteering at the event and connecting with CEO Wil McCall, they were sold on the mission and have grown deeper as volunteers. The Konkers have done everything from working with DLF’s development team to pulling weeds in Mill City’s community garden. In all aspects, they agree that a unique facet of DLF’s work is the degree of personal mentoring that takes place in all our programs. “It’s a rare organization that gives personal care then helps others develop the skills to do the same." David and Karen are passionate about helping their community reflect Christ’s love and want to spread the word while being earthly examples of God’s kingdom. Volunteering supports their desire to be the hands and feet of Christ but there’s always more to be done. David and Karen have experienced how technology has been utilized to expand the mission of their church beyond their four walls and are excited to see DLF’s mission be shared in the same way. “There’s so much rancor and conflict in our communities. Everyone just needs more practice in the language of love. That happens with what DLF is doing."
We are very thankful to have David and Karen as part of the DLF family!
Published on March 4, 2019 @ 8:36 PM CDT