Karren has worked at TVPC for five years, having previously retired from Putnam County Schools.
She is married to Fred, and together they have six children (one deceased) and eleven grandchildren. Her husband is pastor of Leon Baptist Church in Mason County, WV. Much of their time is spent in ministry. When they find time to relax, they enjoy camping and fishing. Karren also likes crocheting, reading, and spending time with family. She and her husband live in Eleanor with their two cats, Lucy and Ethel.