Connie is a retired Grand Rapids Police Officer and currently works as an Investigator for the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and as an Adjunct Professor at Omaha and Lincoln Nebraska Universities. She is also an ordained minister (5-fold ministry).
She has over 20 years of ministry experience leading small groups, in women’s ministry, as a Bible teacher, and with church security. Connie has a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration and is pursuing her Ph.D. in Public Policy.
Connie struggled with burnout and disappointment that came while serving in church ministry. However, when she connected with Soul Shepherding’s Institute, she experienced a renewed energy and excitement for the Lord’s work and fell in love with Jesus again. Her motto is, “Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men” (Colossians 3:23 – HCS Bible).
She received training in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care at the Soul Shepherding Institute. Connie resides in Holland, Michigan, and enjoys cycling, cooking, reading, and lifelong learning. Connie has two adult children and two beautiful granddaughters.