Karen McAleavey

Karen was born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, before moving to Indianapolis to attend Butler University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing, she began working as a Marketing Assistant with a local commercial real estate firm. Karen and her husband, Marc, moved into the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood — just four blocks from the church — in 2003. They began attending Broadway in 2005.

In 2008, while pregnant with their first child, Karen accepted a position with Broadway as an administrative assistant with one caveat: she would bring Max to work with her each day. In May 2008, Karen and Max began their adventure of working together at Broadway. In August 2010, Karen and Marc welcomed their daughter, Marlo, who also joined the administrative team at Broadway.

Karen was originally drawn to Broadway after discovering its long history of pursuing social justice and was honored to become part of the staff, who tirelessly works to “make the invisible visible.” Over the years, Karen has created a number of recognizable slogans and campaigns for Broadway, including the “I Am More Than You See” tagline that has become not only a slogan but a way of viewing ourselves and our community.

Karen enjoys vegan baking and trying out all the vegan food options Indy has to offer with Marc. Throughout the week, you can often find her cheering on Max at his baseball games and admiring Marlo’s mastery of dance. If you’re ever at Broadway, please be sure to stop in to say, “hello!”