MISSION CANADA URBAN WORKER
Ministry Location: Calgary, AB
Ministry Focus: Urban Centres
Connie is an urban worker to the arts and hip hop community in Calgary, Alberta. She is passionate about reaching the "none's", not just the "done's". She calls them "the prodigal’s children": millennials who stand with orphan hearts in a post-Christian world.
Connie is one of the founders of Cypher Church, an incarnational church plant where hip hop and arts collide, in the urban core of Calgary. Her writing abilities, along with her insight into this culture and her passion to make a kingdom impact on young lives, has caused her to author a book entitled, When The Dead Live. It’s a gospel message for a millennial generation, designed to reach them right where they are at. Connie has also written another book entitled, Bring Them Closer, on the theme of mental health.
Connie gives direction to National Hope Talks, bringing kingdom conversations to the subject of mental health in schools, as well as partnering with Bell's Let's Talk Day. Mental health issues are prevalent in today's society, and the Lord is opening many doors of opportunity to share both within the local church and in community and business settings. Connie is excited to journey with others, taking what God has taught her in her setting, and sharing it through seminars, coaching, speaking, and her most recent book.
Connie’s personal involvement in the hip hop world over the years has her as one of the owners of Movement With A Message, an organization that works in the school system to help youth overcome anxiety and become courageous, compassionate, and community-minded. Connie is all about seeing the next generation in Canada fall in love with Jesus, so they can experience all that He has for them!