Paul M. Karssen
General Counsel, Reformed Church in America
Paul Karssen serves on the denominational staff of the Reformed Church in America (RCA). He began his work for the RCA in 1994 as the executive for its Building and Extension Fund, and gradually migrated to his current position of general counsel. Paul received his B.A. degree from California State University – Fullerton, and his J.D. degree from the University of Southern California. Prior to serving on the RCA’s denominational staff he practiced law in the southern California offices of two law firms – first Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton (litigation) and then O’Melveny & Myers (real estate related transactional work). Paul lives in northwest Iowa, and works in the RCA’s regional office there. He and his wife Victoria have three children and two grandchildren.