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Dr. Karen W. Colvin is co-Founder and Executive Director of Soaring Eagles Center For Autism (SECA) in Pueblo County, CO. SECA was established in 2001 to provide needed services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) . Dr. Colvin practiced medicine for eight years before making a decision that would change her life forever. In December 1997 she chose to leave a successful career as a physician specializing in Family Medicine in order to work with her son, Matthew, who had been diagnosed with Infantile Autism in April 1997. She eventually established Soaring Eagles Center for Autism.

Out of this decision grew a new life course for Dr. Colvin. She was led of the Lord to write her first book, “Sessions in Pain”. Her book is based in the Book of Job and describes the tremendous growth and spiritual victories that can only come through trials. In “Sessions in Pain” Dr. Colvin tells stories from her own life about raising a child with autism, going through a divorce and other episodes that taught her the victory that is available to us all through suffering. In her book she explores the various human responses and mind states when we suffer and compares them with the biblical references in the book of Job.

Dr. Colvin teaches on both autism and the Word of God. She uniquely combines the struggles of living with a disability with the hope and love that come from God. She currently serves as head instructor for the Faithbuilders Course at Praise Assembly of God in Pueblo, Colorado.

Dr. Colvin is gifted in encouraging others through the written word. Her blog, “Faithfights.com” has blessed many. She has recently completed her second book, “Leaving Babylon” in 2014.

Dr. Colvin is a 1989 graduate of the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Oral Roberts University and In His Image Residency Program in Tulsa, OK. She holds a Masters Degree in Biological Science from the University of Buffalo. Karen completed her undergraduate degree at Syracuse University.

Dr. Colvin is the proud mother of two children, Matthew, and Kristen.



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Betty Nufer March 10, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Karen, I love your blog. It is so full of great testimony and such an inspiration. You look absolutely beautiful in this picture.

Thank you for all that you do.



Elizabeth Riffle March 29, 2014 at 7:30 am

Karen, You have no idea how many lives you have impacted with your positive attitude and godly life. You truly walk the walk and talk the talk. I see GOD in everything you do. I know that you have personally made a difference in my life. Thank you for being you, and for always having a kind word. Thank you for your selfless service to all of the children, children who are now adults and families who live with the challenges of autism and developmental differences. Glory to GOD for bringing you into my life. Love, Elizabeth.


Clara April 6, 2014 at 8:02 pm

I love You Sister! Thank You with all of my Being, You have kept the fight for our children alive.
I love you, and Brian love’s you too. I will always remember the circumstances in which we met.

Clara and Brian


Dr. Karen Colvin April 8, 2014 at 1:55 am

I love you both too. We were in the trenches together learning how to help our sons and community. You are forever my friend.


Mary Washington May 27, 2014 at 12:58 pm


You are an awesome woman! The Airport Story brought me to both tears and laughter. Thank you for all you do for the glory of God. I love you.

Mary (Mom)


mary July 17, 2014 at 5:22 pm

I am so very proud of you, not because of who you are but of whose you are . What He has started in you we know He will complete . Your honesty is one of what I mostly appreciate .I love the one on one also sis. Never stop doing what He has called you to do.
Your Sister in Christ
Mary G.


Dr. Karen Colvin July 18, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Thanks Mary. You are a blessing. Love you forever.


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