Karen grew up in Opelousas, Louisiana, where she attended Opelousas Catholic High School and college at Louisiana State University Eunice and University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She worked in Banking until she moved to Salina in 1993. Karen then worked at Sacred Heart Jr-Sr High School from 1994-2019 and began working for the Diocese in the Finance Department in June 2019. She has 3 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and is a parishioner of St. Mary Queen of the Universe Parish. Karen is known for being a great resource to our parishes and Chancery office when it comes to financial-related issues.