- Wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
- Former NACC Chaplain serving hospitals, a prison, and most recently retired after 20 years as a co-founder and chaplain for a hospice program.
- Graduate with degrees in Criminal Justice from Kirkwood Community College and a Masters in Theology from Aquinas Institute of Theology. Received certification as a Catholic Chaplain after completing a residency at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.
When serving as a pastoral associate of a large urban parish Connie conducted a lectionary study program that at this time has met continuously for over 38 years. The Lectionary Study Guides available here are the outcome of all those years of “breaking open” the Word with as many as 4 groups a week.
NEW IDEA: Connie started wearing diaper pins on her clothes in order to remind herself that her choices affect her grandchildren and great grandchildren. It is a good discussion starter to engage people in reflecting on their choices. Want to join Connie? Wear a diaper pin. Start your own conversations.
More reflection resources:
The river Jordan flows into two seas: the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. The main difference between the seas is the life in them. One is full of abundant life, the other has very little. The one receives the river and lets it flow on through. The other only receives. This site is the way that I can let the river “flow on through”. In this metaphor the water is the gift of the Holy Spirit, or as my friends will tell you, I call the Sneaky Spirit. So I hope you find water for your spiritual growth within these offerings.
I have used this teaching tool for years to image Teilhard de Chardin’s concept of evolution. I believe it gives us the map of the process of creation Teilhard expresses.
Words Create Reality: A paper on the origin of consciousness