Rev. Redwood hails from the quiet parish of Hanover, Jamaica. It was during her early High School years, that the Lord saved and called her to Christian ministry. Immediately upon completion of High School, she heeded the call of God on her life and attended Bethel Bible College where she obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology with Honours. Rev. Redwood then attended the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology where she gained a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology, again with Honours. She later completed certificates with distinctions in Supervisory Management and Speech Writing and Public Speaking from the University of the West Indies.
Rev. Redwood comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience within the church and corporate society. Rev Redwood has lectured and served for over a decade at Bethel Bible College, Jamaica Theological Seminary (JTS), and the International University of the Caribbean (IUC). She has for many years trained pastors and Christian workers for ministry. She specialized in teaching and tutoring in Greek and other New Testament related courses. Rev. Redwood has volunteered many hours also to the Ministry of Justice through research at Tower Street Correctional Facility (also known as Gun Court in Kingston, Jamaica) and through psychotherapy at Victim Support Unit in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica. Rev. Redwood has been intricately involved in community building and church planting.
Rev. Redwood served many years as a Registered Psychotherapist within a forensic mental health institution, working with youth who struggle with criminogenic issues and various traumas and acute mental health concerns. Presently, Rev. Redwood serves as a Counsellor in academia. She is a powerfully anointed preacher who has developed a reputation as a gifted and inspirational speaker at numerous formal and social gatherings. She is also a committed therapist to adults and adolescents with personal challenges, complex traumas and acute mental health issues. Rev Redwood is the founder and owner of Karen Althea Psychotherapy with office currently located in Burlington, ON.