Karyn Imel is a fun, well-rounded singer, song-writer, worship leader and inspirational speaker. She is classically trained but most definitely rock‘n‘roll influenced. Karyn has been a worship leader for 19 years and speaking for 14 years. With her energetic and contagious style, her hope is to help point people to The Father and help them connect with the Lord. Karyn loves to encourage from her heart with her singing and speaking.
Singing since she was a very little girl, Karyn Imel’s first solo was when she was 4 years old. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where she had many years of vocal training. She graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University where she sang in The Concert Choir, The Point Loma Singers and at John Maxwell's church, Skyline Wesleyan in Lemon Grove. Following graduation, Karyn toured with Campus Crusade for Christ’s band, Flashback, throughout the East Coast and Midwest, then formed her own pop touring band in San Diego called Galaxy 7 (also known as G7) and started her song-writing and outreach ministry to youth across the U.S.
Settling down in North County San Diego, Karyn Imel started a family with her drummer/husband, Jon Imel. She took a worship intern position at Larry Osborn and Chris Brown's church, North Coast Church in Vista, CA where she raised-up high school students to lead worship and she also helped launch the church’s rock’n’roll video venue called “The Edge” as one of the worship leaders.
Currently, Karyn Imel is home schooling her 2 children. She has been singing at North Coast Church in Vista, CA for 14 years and is now helping in their “Live” video venue. She continues to lead worship and pairing inspirational speaking with her music for various women’s retreats, conferences, schools, Bible studies, banquets and missions. Karyn has releasing 2 original albums, 2 worship albums, a few singles and loves to write theme songs for events. She also enjoys putting her own twist on well known worship songs. Karyn is still furthering her career in song-writing and hopes to be releasing a solo album soon. Karyn Imel is always ready to step through whatever door God opens to use her musically and as an inspirational speaker.