Karen Gives Back

In recognition of National Hispanic Month, Union is highlighting employee Karen Jones and her volunteer work with children.

Karen Jones loves the hugs she gets as a volunteer in her parish’s Children’s Church.

“The Children’s Church conveys the gospel and combines it with hands on crafts and games for the young children of our Hispanic parents,” said Jones, the controller at Union Institute & University.

“Our church doesn’t have a cry room, so this allows parents to worship in a quiet and calm atmosphere.”

Jones is glad to give back to the parish she grew up in.

“I was taught to give back to my community. Holy Family Church gave me a wonderful sense of my Catholic faith,” said Jones. “I am glad to offer my services so that adults have a peaceful time to worship.”

The Hispanic community at the church has grown over the last 10 years. To accommodate the families who speak Spanish, the 11 AM Mass is celebrated bilingually in English and Spanish.

Karen is an example of Union’s commitment to give back to our communities. Learn more about Union’s mission and values.

About Karen

Jones is the controller of Union Institute & University. She is a 27-year employee of the university and is responsible for the management of all accounting functions; including, accounts receivable, accounts payable, purchasing, collections, cash management, financial statement preparation and annual compliance reporting. Karen oversees six staff members and is proud to report Union Institute & University is the proud owner of an annual unmodified audit opinion issued by the external audit firm, BKD, LLP. She holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati.