For 17 years, I served as the pastor of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Solon, retiring in August of 2010.
For several years preceding my retirement, Karen Prasser served as the music director of our church in addition to serving as director of the Solon Center for the Arts. Through her encouragement, my wife and I became fans of Solon Center for the Arts and attended several of its theatrical productions and art shows.
It was apparent to me that Karen had built Solon Center for the Arts into a thriving enterprise during her tenure there. She was equally successful in building up the music program at our church, where she continues to do a marvelous job.
My reason for writing, however, is not to extol Karen for her accomplishments, but to testify regarding her character. Karen is a person of unimpeachable integrity. As a pastor I have become thoroughly acquainted with human nature in both its positive and negative aspects and I can honestly say that I have not met anyone with a higher standard of personal morality and professional ethics than Karen.
I strongly urge those who are conducting this ill-founded investigation that it be brought to a speedy conclusion and that her character be publicly vindicated.
Pastor Emeritus of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church