If you've ever heard about Mike Pence, a renowned American politician and 48th vice president of the United States, you'll know who Karen Pence is? She is none other than the wife of Mike Pence who serves as a schoolteacher, painter, and current second lady of the United States.
Karen Pence Married to Mike Pence
Karen Pence relishes a romantic relationship with current U.S. Vice President Mike Pence whom she met while playing guitar at mass at St. Thomas Aquinas Church. The couple's wedding was held at a Catholic Church in Indianapolis in 1985.
Karen and Mike are blessed with three children namely Michael, Charlotte, and Audrey Pence. In addition, the mother of three spent half of her life in Indiana, though the entire family shifted to Washington D.C. for twelve years.
Karen Pence met her first husband in high school. She and her beau John Steven Whitaker walked down the aisle on April 4, 1978, in Brewster County Texas. After living together as husband-wife for years, the lovebirds announced their divorce.
How Much Is Karen Pence's Net Worth?
Karen Pence is a proud mother, educator, and award-winning watercolor artist who generates big bucks from her job. She has a net worth of $5 million. She struggles to bring attention to art therapy and to sacrifices made by military service members and their families. Similarly, her husband Mike Pence also makes millions from State and Government Pensions.
Mrs. Pence spent twenty-five years in the classroom as an elementary school teacher prior to becoming the First Lady of Indiana in 2013. During her tenure as First Lady of Indiana, Mrs. Pence founded the Indiana a First Lady's Charitable Foundation, a 501.
The aim of that foundation was to encourage and support youth and families of Indiana. The organization's board awarded over $600,000 in grants to charities in three years. Furthermore, as the second lady of the United States, Karen committed to raising awareness and educating the people about the mental health profession of art therapy around the world.
Karen Pence's Wiki-Bio
Karen Sue Pence Batten formerly Whitaker was born on January 1, 1957, in McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, United States. She is the daughter of Lillian Hacker and John M. Batten a U.S. Airlines official.
Pence had troublesome childhood as her parents divorced while she was young. Her mother moved on with Bernard Barcaio in 1967. She was raised in the Broad Ripple Village neighborhood of Indianapolis.
Walking into education, she graduated as a valedictorian from Bishop Chatard High School. Prior to that, She attended Butler University where she obtained a Master of Science in elementary education from Butler University.