Prior to her appointment as incumbent of North Essa in September 2015, Connie served for two years as Assistant Curate at St. Mark’s Anglican Church in Orangeville. Connie has also presided at summer services at the two-point Anglican Parish of Haliburton. As a theological student, Connie experienced the rich liturgical and musical life of the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Toronto. Connie is also an Associate of the Sisterhood of St. John the Divine.
Born and raised in Toronto, Connie attended the University of Toronto, where she received two Bachelor’s degrees and Master’s degrees in Education, Social Work and Divinity. Currently, Connie is enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry Program (preaching) at Acadia Divinity Seminary in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, which she attends twice yearly for intensive courses.
Prior to her call to the priesthood, Connie had a career in the criminal justice system, where she held various senior management positions, including Executive Director to the Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board and Superintendent of the Toronto (Don) Jail.
Connie is married to Dennis, a former police officer and corrections administrator, and together they enjoy the tranquility of rural living, caring for nature and animal life, canoeing and kayaking at the cottage, winter sports, and cheering on the Leafs and the Blue Jays.