Meet Karin Conlee

Wife. Mom. Author. Speaker.


The daughter of a naval pilot, Karin Conlee lived in Maryland, California, and Florida before moving to Memphis when she was fifteen years old. Graduating magna cum laude at Rhodes College with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Karin Conlee originally aimed for a career in television and business. She soon learned God had a very different plan for her life. During Karin’s freshman year of college, she saw her need for a personal relationship with the Lord and quickly realized God had been preparing her for a season that would initially be a very different path from corporate America. In 1994, she married Chris Conlee and together, they began a journey in ministry. Karin worked in academia as Associate Director of Admissions of Rhodes College for four years to support her husband through seminary, before serving as a hands-on partner in ministry with her husband in Bartlett, TN, Dayton, OH, and then Memphis. In the fall of 2001, Chris and Karin moved back to Memphis from Ohio to plant Highpoint Church – a place where they lived out compassion without compromise.

After pioneering the women’s ministry at Highpoint for over a decade and writing her first work, Miss Perfect: Discovering God’s Purpose without the Pressure, Karin now spends her time writing, speaking, and developing leaders. Whether in corporate America, a faith community or a creative outlet, Karin’s passion is for women to live intentional, purposeful lives.

She has taught seminars on leadership, marriage, parenting, and priority time.

Chris and Karin’s son, Mark, is an honors student at the University of Alabama where he is studying finance and accounting. Their daughter, Annika, is a student at Furman University where she is studying English and Education.