Central Region – Tulsa, OK
Karsten joined the staff in the summer of 2016 and covers the North Central Region. He was raised in Bixby, OK and currently lives in Tulsa, OK.
Karsten played his college golf at Oklahoma State University where he studied business and economics. During his junior year of college, he attended a CGF retreat at Paul Stankowski’s house where he heard, understood, and believed the Gospel. His brother, Draegen, had just joined CGF staff and would come up to Stillwater to encourage and teach bible studies to Karsten and his teammates. It was through several CGF retreats and weekly visits with Draegen that grew his desire to be a part of God’s mission of investing in college golfers with the good news of Jesus Christ.
Upon graduating in 2014, Karsten went to work for ONEOK in Tulsa, OK. While He was employed, Karsten became very involved in a ministry called Young Life where he built relationships with high school kids in hopes of earning the right to share the gospel with them. He also spent his time disciplining members of the Oral Roberts University golf team. Karsten quickly realized his gifting and passion for spreading the gospel to the college golf community.
Karsten works with schools in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri.