Connie studied in the areas of missions and communication while living in Canada. In 1998, she moved to Portugal to work with university students. After 10 years with GBU Portugal (IFES), Connie began working with the Baptist Theological Seminary. She taught in the areas of Spiritual Formation and Homiletics. Currently she is one of the pastors at the Meeting Point, a Baptist church in Estoril, Portugal. Connie also continues to train and develop new staff and volunteers and coordinates the “Barnabas Group”, a two-year intensive discipleship course with GBU. Connie is Vice-Chair of the European Evangelical Alliance.
Connie loves teaching and preaching and longs to see more young people and women using their gifts both in missions and in the local church. She has a passion for integrated mission and being disciples and not just converts. She says: “Mission isn’t something you do, it’s something you live, it is part of who you are. As Christians, missions, church, unity and community are part of our DNA.”
Another one of Connie’s passions is her family! Her husband of 18 years is João and their two boys are Joshua (14) and Caleb (12).