Carmen was born in Morristown, New Jersey, and is the oldest of five siblings. She has two amazing nephews and one great-nephew. She is a graduate of New Life Bible School (now New Life Bible College), Oral Roberts University, and has an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Th.M. from Harvard University Divinity School.
She and her husband, Don, live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and are members of Gateway Church, pastored by Robert Morris. Carmen is also a member and a participant in Patricia King’s apostolic WIMN (Women in Ministry Network).