As the last few chapters have shown Konan is perfectly fine with having her past told to Naruto (Jiraiya's last student). It's gotten me thinking about what her role is in Akatsuki and if she truly believes in the organizations goals.
Seeing her benevolence in her few tiles makes me think that she's only in Akatsuki because Nagato is in Akatsuki. She's helping Nagato with his goals and has become his true bodies caretaker when he's using his Six Paths jutsu. In fact we have seen her doing absolute shit to further Akatsuki's goals outside of helping seal bijuus when they're caught.
Then you have the fact that she got completely owned by Jiraiya in their fight. Makes me think she didn't even want to fight him at all.
Now I think when the three of them were leading the rebels during the shinobi war, I think she whole-heartedly believed in Nagato's and Yahiko's cause. Now she's just going along with Nagato because he's the last person that she feels any closeness too. And like a good shinobi she's following his orders because she doesn't want to ostracize herself to him, not because she likes the goals of Akatsuki.
So her role was to be Nagato's real body's minder/bodygaurd and as a watcher of the Ame village.
Now that there is a chance of Nagato dieing soon, I think there she's going to defect to help Jiraiya's student make his hopes of peace a reality.