Connie was born in Salisbury, NC, raised in Wilmington where her father was a pastor at St Matthew’s Lutheran Church from 1961 until his death in 1973.
Connie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Intermediate Education and minor in music from UNC-Wilmington. She retired from Pender County Schools after 37 years, where she was the County’s Teacher of the Year in 2010.
Her first church music “gig” was at Kure Beach Lutheran Church at only 12 years old. Coincidentally, the pastor at the time was Dr. F.L. Conrad, the grandfather of St. Paul’s current pastor Jonathan Conrad.
Connie is married to Craig and is the mother to five sons and one daughter.
She enjoys reading nonfiction memoirs, autobiographies, playing music, creating stained glass mosaic pieces of art and having a vegetable garden every summer.
Connie leads St. Paul’s Praise Band and Praise Team and is also a member of the Spirit Band.
She is also the volunteer manager of The Gathering Feast’s clothing closet in the basement of St. Paul’s where the displaced people of Wilmington can select clothing for themselves and families at no cost.