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The founding principles of Prairie View, Inc. were rooted deeply in faith.

Our solid foundation in faith and our relationships with the faith community ensure a bright future for those we serve.

Pastoral care, an onsite Chaplain, the Prairie View Labyrinth, and congregational support programs are just a few opportunities we have to return support to our faith community.

Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light - Helen Keller

Karen Andres | Chaplain

Karen K. Andres is an ordained pastor with Mennonite Church USA and received training at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. She received a BA in music performance (organ) at Bethel College. After being an associate pastor at Tabor Mennonite Church (rural Newton) for ten years, Karen’s interest in mental health brought her to Prairie View where she serves as chaplain. She feels that her previous experiences as hospice chaplain, clinical pastoral education, and pastoral care responsibilities as a pastor have helped prepare her for service at Prairie View. Karen enjoys meeting with people, leading non-denominational spirituality groups, and planning worship.

Karen enjoys reading, playing piano, playing with pets, and quilling (not quilting). She lives on a farm with her husband and has one son and daughter-in-law. Karen says, “Working at Prairie View is a very humbling experience as we seek to be the hands and feet of Christ.”


Chaplaincy Support Services

Allow Prairie View to assist in your ministry. There are a variety of ways we can partner with you in bringing about restoration, awareness and knowledge.

Speaker’s Bureau

Schedule Jessie Kaye, Prairie View’s president and CEO, or a clinician to fill the pulpit when you need to be away from your congregation. Clinicians are also available to speak at church events and mission-related activities.

Adventure Course

Take your church to new heights with the Prairie View Adventure Course. Available to church staff, youth groups, small groups and more, you’ll learn about trust, faith, communication and team building.


To make an appointment or to obtain more information call 1-800-992-6292 and ask for the specialty area. If a therapist is not immediately available, you may leave a confidential voice mail. Please leave your telephone number, a time when you are available for a call, and whether Prairie View can identify itself when your call is returned. Some initial information will be taken over the telephone and an appointment for an evaluation can be scheduled at that time, if requested.