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Our Leaders

KNS Institute has experts that are ready to provide excellent tools. With skills, education, knowledge and practical experience, youth will receive the highest standard of resources and training in Delaware.

Dr. Karen Hutchins

Dr. Karen Hutchins, a Belizean native, is a mentor whose life is reaching many worldwide. Pastor Karen along with her husband, Rev. Dr. Norman E. Hutchins, are Co-Founders of Frontline Ministries, Inc. in Dover, Delaware. In 2015, Pastor Karen accepted her God given mandate to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and was ordained Evangelist and appointed Pastor.


She has received many accolades including receiving her Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Doctor of Divinity, DIEEC Professional Development Certificate, and The Senate Certificate of Recognition 2016 Amazing Star Award.


Dr. Karen is the Executive Administrator of Frontline Ministries, of Dover, Delaware. She is the CEO of (KNS) KIDZ NEXT STAGE formerly NGL “Next Generation of Leaders”, which serves youths ages 5 thru 15. This eight-week program started out as a youth summer program but has expanded to year-round, which also includes an After School Program. Because of her love for what she does, Dr. Karen also established GEMS “God’s Elite Mentoring Program”, for young ladies ages 18-35. She is also the CEO of a gospel record company called “K Music Company”.


Dr. K, as she’s affectionately known by many, is distinguished by her heart for children, respected for her wisdom, and recognized by her loving disposition she pours into the children she serves with a tender, authentic affection.


Lifting the Lord through praise and worship is what she does and believes is the anchor for living; and much of what has characterized her walk with the Lord. She is a stable and reliable source of inspiration to many. Her love and compassion for God’s people of all ages are prevalent in all she does. She's known as a woman of great wisdom.

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Karen Hawes

Assistant Director


Karen Hawes is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. She has been employed with the State of Delaware for over twenty years, and is currently a Special Education Specialist, coaching teachers, and developing strategies to improve the academic performance of Delaware’s students.  Her educational philosophy is understanding the importance of teaching the whole student, socially, emotionally, academically and spiritually.  

Ms. Hawes received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Wilmington University and holds two Masters Degrees in middle level education and school leadership.  Ms. Hawes has received numerous awards and certificates during her employ with the Smyrna School District.  She was selected as Teacher of the Year for her successful development and implementation of a behavior modification program in 2005.    

Karen Hawes is an ordained minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, operating in the gifts of the fivefold ministry since 1997.   Ms. Hawes is a mentor to our youth and women of today.  By the leading of the Holy Spirit, Ms. Hawes joined Frontline Ministries in 2018, and became a part of the Frontline Youth Department Ministry, Intercessory Prayer Group, and an instructor for the adult Sunday school.  In 2019, she joined the ministerial staff at Frontline and partnered with Dr. Karen Hutchins’ vision for KNS Institute.  Ms. Hawes is currently serving as the Assistant Director for KNS Institute, and her goal continues to be supporting our youth’s development as successful leaders in an ever-changing society.     

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