Soul Care Matters

Live, Love and Lead from a Healthy Soul



We are Merle and Karen Mees, husband and wife, partners and friends. We have two married adult sons and lovely daughter-in-laws. We were born and raised in Texas and made the Midwest our home 31 years ago.  I earned a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Bachelor of Biblical Studies from Howard Payne University. I’ve served churches in Texas, Kansas and Missouri and currently serve as a Lead Pastor of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Liberty, Missouri. After raising our sons, Karen returned to academic life and earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice. We enjoy living in the Kansas City metro and call ourselves amateur foodies! Our favorite pastime is stumbling upon quaint coffee shops, eateries and cafes with unique menus.

We have a passion to share the message that soul care matters, fueled by our personal experience and story. Our mission is to provide insightful and educational blogs, resources and inspiration to help others live, love and lead from a healthy soul.