Here’s the kind of congregation Rev. Connie was hoping to findYou love music and the arts, and enjoy creativity in your worship experience. You welcome everyone, regardless of ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical or neural ability, political affiliation or theology. You do justice work. You participate in the larger UU world.
Your minds and your hearts are open to new learning and new experiences. You have a clear mission and vision for the future. You know who you are, and are open and honest about your strengths, vulnerabilities and opportunities. You are fiscally stable. You communicate openly, honestly and lovingly with one another. You like to have fun.
Rev. Connie” brings us leading-edge UU spirituality combined with a 28-year career in the legal and public service sectors. She was a tax attorney for the State of Massachusetts, and held various positions with Time Warner and Bank of America in Tennessee, Colorado and Delaware. She also was a director of a liberal candidate training organization, and of an emergency housing and social services agency.
Rev. Connie brings First Church every quality we said we needed ... and more
Rev. Connie holds a doctorate in jurisprudence from Northeastern University School of Law, master’s degree in telecommunications in regulation and policy from University of Denver, and bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Indiana University-Bloomington.
Rev. Connie graduates this May with a master’s in divinity from Meadville-Lombard Theological School. She has been intern minister for the past two years at the Unitarian Society of Germantown (PA), one of UUA‘s most diverse and inclusive churches. She works part-time as a Philadelphia hospital chaplain. She is a member of UU Religious Professionals of Color, and has written UUA worship curriculum on racial justice. One of her mentors is Rev. Bill Sinkford, past president and past co-president of national UUA and former member of our church.