• C. Karen Covey Moore

    Spiritual Director. Elder in The United Methodist Church

  • "For me to live is Christ..."

    Philippians 1:21


    Chabereth Ministries

    Chabereth is a Hebrew word meaning "she is thy companion". Psalm 119: 63 - ""I am a companion to all who seek You"


    Spiritual Director and Retreat Leader 

    Jul 2004 – Present

    As a Spiritual Director, I meet with individuals usually once a month for about an hour to accompany them as they explore, and develop a closer walk with God. I also lead retreats and workshops about spiritual formation.

    United Methodist Church


    Jun 1985 – Present

    I was ordained in the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference in 1985 and have served under appointment as a pastor of churches throughout the Conference, as Pediatric Chaplain at the Medical Center of Delaware (now Christiana Health Care) for two years. Although, I am officially retired from the Conference now, I continue the ministry of my last appointment to Chabereth Ministries, as a spiritual director.

  • What We Do

    Addendum - NEW

    Drawing Near to God - a Lenten Meditation

    WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021 AT 12:15 PM EST – 12:45 PM EST

    Sponsored by Pecometh:

    Join us for a short spiritual practice or reflection on Facebook each Wednesday during Lent.

    This week, Rev. Karen Covey Moore leads a guided meditation on drawing closer to God during this lenten season. You can watch the video here: https://fb.watch/3SjqQvzsqc/

  • What We Do

    Join us in these activities...

    Woodland Worship

    Be Still and Know that I am God

    You are invited to spend time drawing close to the Holy One

    WHEN: The 4th Saturday of the month, at 10am.

    WHERE: In a quiet wooded setting across Sharpley Road from Mt. Lebanon UMC
    Parking provided in the church parking lot
    850 Mt. Lebanon Road, Wilmington, Delaware 19803
    Enter at trailhead opening and follow path to worship area

    WHAT: A time to Be Still and Know God
    Meditative Music
    Scripture Reading
    Closing Gathering with Holy Communion

    So please join us for this time of quiet worship.
    Dress appropriately for being in the woods
    Bring your family and your friends.
    Bring chairs or blankets to sit on and bug repellent.

    Bible Study

    Deepen your faith

    The Beatitudes An 8 Week Study Beginning April 14, 2020.

    Discuss insights, questions and possible interpretations from our reading and study of the Beatitudes found in the Gospel of Matthew. Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday mornings from 10 to 11:30am.

    Contact me for the link to Zoom.

    Spiritual Direction

    Where have you experienced the Divine in your life?


    As a spiritual director, I meet with individuals about once a month and listen with the Holy One as they explore their relationship to God. Contact me at chabereth@verizon.net to schedule a time to meet.


    Currently meeting with directees via Zoom or the phone only.


    Statement of Faith

    I Believe ….


    I believe in God, Creator of all that is,

    Generous Giver of life and love

    Who loves unconditionally and delights in all of Creation.


    I believe in the Mystery of Incarnation –

    That in Immense and Extraordinary Love,

    The Creator came to dwell among us in human form

    To experience all that humanity experiences –

    Including suffering, ridicule, betrayal, and persecution –

    So that we could know that in good and bad, life and death,

    We are not alone because

    The Incredible Love that is God is always with us

    And knows intimately what we are experiencing.


    I believe Creator Love is eternally with us,

    Saturating all of Creation with beauty

    Inviting all living souls to abide

    in that Immense and Incredible Love

    and in loving community with one another.


    I believe that nothing can separate us from the power of Creator’s Love even when we choose to ignore and reject all that Creator Love is and freely offers.


    I believe in the Holy Mystery of eternity; Creator Love; and Life everlasting.

  • The Blog

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

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    As an Ordained United Methodist Minister in the Peninsula-Delaware Conference of The United Methodist Church, I have served under appointment since 1985 as a pastor, chaplain and now founder and spiritual director of Chabereth Ministries. I am particularly interested in spiritual formation and direction ministries. As a spiritual director, I meet with individuals about once a month and listen with the Holy One as they explore their relationship to God. And I enjoy leading retreats - especially at the Riverside Retreat Center at Pecometh. I have also developed a secondary ministry as a bereavement specialist. I also founded and facilitate Whispering Woods Native American Flute Ministry and Circle


    Organizations, and Interests

    I am the co-founder and former chair of the Board of Directors of Hearts On Fire: Fellowship of United Methodist Spiritual Directors and Retreat Leaders. Hearts on Fire has a deep desire to advance the goals of spiritual formation: the transformation of lives and the deepening of discipleship. Our goal is to provide formational leaders with opportunities for connection, networking, resourcing and support. We work to advocate for and educate about the ministries of spiritual direction and retreat leadership at every level of the United Methodist Church. Every year Hearts On Fire gathers for lunch at Spiritual Directors International and we have a national retreat every other year at different locations across the country.


    Photography is a contemplative practice for me as it helps me to notice the beauty of my environment and draws me into the Presence of the Holy. You can see some of my pictures at ViewBug.org.


    I enjoy volunteering as a crew member on the Kalmar Nyckel, Delaware's tall ship. There is something magical and spiritual about sailing on this beautiful ship!


    Playing my Native American Flutes is a prayer practice for me. It connects me to the Creator and creation. I particularly enjoy playing my flutes for patients of Delaware Hospice, Inc. as a volunteer.


    I truly enjoy delivering Meals On Wheels to senior citizens in our area.


    Aldersgate United Methodist Curch

    Aldersgate United Methodist Church




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