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Dr. Karen Wonders

Maple Tree Cancer Alliance Founder to Speak


by Lauren McGuire, Student Public Relations Writer

Dr. Karen WondersDr. Karen Wonders, founder and executive director of Maple Tree Cancer Alliance, will speak in chapel at Cedarville University on Thursday, March 18. Chapel begins at 10 a.m. and can be livestreamed online.

The Maple Tree Cancer Alliance is a nonprofit offering physical rehabilitation for cancer patients, which can help increase treatment effectiveness. Wonders is also an exercise physiology professor at Wright State University.

Wonders holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in exercise science from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania. She holds a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Northern Colorado. Wonders wanted to make a difference in the health of her patients and wanted to point them to Christ, so she pursued a Master of Ministry degree from Cedarville.

Her husband, Andrew, is an assistant professor of sport business management at Cedarville. They have seven children, affectionately known as The Seven Wonders.

She has been featured on the Cedarville Stories podcast, which you can listen to by clicking the play button below: 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,550 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including the Master of Ministry program, strong graduation, and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit