Lauren joined the Compass Rose team in 2016 after graduating from Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor’s of science degree in Christian Education. She is native to Grant County, Ind. and rooted in the Quaker church as a third-generation member of Amboy Friends. In addition to her position at Compass Rose, Lauren previously served as the Clerk of the Christian Education Committee for Indiana Yearly Meeting for 3 years, has remained an active member of the Quaker Haven Camp program planning team since 2013, and assists as a part of the worship team at her home church in Amboy, Ind. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing and playing board games with family and friends, traveling, and baking. By far, her favorite role in life is being “Aunt Lauren” to her niece, Lorelai.


Kara joined the Compass Rose team in 2021. She graduated in 2019 from Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in Child & Family Studies. Before joining CRA, she worked in outpatient case management at a community mental health center. Kara and her husband Nick currently live in Wabash with their mini goldendoodle, Roscoe. She enjoys watching Netflix, listening to podcasts, drinking cold coffee all year, and spending time with friends and family. Kara is passionate about helping people feel seen, heard, and loved.