Connie's passion for people and the pursuit of life-long learning merge in her role as Director of Advancement. Whether she is interacting with folks who are highly invested or with those who are searching for ways to become more involved, Connie helps attendees explore how to use their time, talent and treasure to forward the mission and ministries of PLC. With her doctoral degree and background in education, Connie leads the Center for Learning and Leadership seminary partnership with Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University through recruiting, guiding and teaching students.
Connie has been married to Ken for a long time. Ken is a retired elementary principal now in his dream job at VonMaur, which means Connie lives the dream, too (employee discount!). Tucker and Tate, their Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, are Velcro-like in the adoration of their humans—and, that love is reciprocated by their humans.
Passions/hobbies: Personal shopper (for self and others); Creative fashion, design and decorating inspired by Town and Country and Architectural Digest; reading all things related to Russian history and leadership
Albums: Rapture by Anita Baker; I Am by Earth, Wind, and Fire; Middle Man by Boz Scaggs and pretty much anything that used to be on an 8-track (True. Not true.)
Strengths: Woo, Input, Strategic, Positivity, Achiever