Karl was hired in August 2000 as a Residence Hall Minister and to oversee DePaul Community Service Association. Currently, Karl oversees the Vincentian outreach, formation, assessment, and leadership development that is integrated across VCSO program areas. He also is a part time instructor in Community Service Studies, Discover Chicago, and DePaul's School for New Learning. He teaches the following courses: Spirituality and Homelessness: A Service Learning Externship; Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching; and Discovering Vincentian Ways of Leadership.
Karl completed his Master's in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998, and he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Notre Dame in 1993. He engaged in post-graduate service with the Holy Cross Brothers in Santiago, Chile from 1994-1996 while in graduate school at the Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Chile. He was the Director of the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) at the University Of Pennsylvania from 1998-1999. Subsequently, he was a Jesuit formation candidate at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School from 1999-2000. Currently, he is pursuing graduate studies at Catholic Theological Union. He lives in the Roger's Park neighborhood in Chicago with his wife, Maggie, and children, Lukas and Selamawit.