Deacon Connie has a passion for the church and children. An alumnus of California Lutheran University and the Lutheran School of Theology of Chicago, I have led church youth through many mission trips all over the nation, ELCA youth gatherings, Vacation Bible Schools and taught preschool at a creative arts preschool. She and her family have lived in the valley for over 15 years. Deacon Connie and her husband, Peter, have three children: Joel, Caleb, Johanna and a mini golden-doodle named Lizzie. She enjoys hiking, watching sports and trying new recipes.