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Karen Unruh is the academic assistant for the Performing Arts Department. At Hesston College, Karen manages the music and theatre office suite, maintains the calendar of performing arts events, provides print materials for the department, serves as the liaison between performing arts faculty and prospective students and assists with details related to an active touring schedule. Karen also serves as administrative assistant for Hesston-Bethel Performing Arts.
Karen is active in the area as an organist and pianist and serves on the Board of Worship and Music Committee at Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church, Goessel. She was rehearsal accompanist for Bel Canto Singers’ preparation of Brahms’ A German Requiem, which was performed in May 2013 at Carnegie Hall. She frequently accompanies students’ solo performances at Hesston College. She enjoys gardening, piecing quilts and spending time with family and friends. Karen and husband Duane reside near Goessel and have three adult sons.