Connie has lived in Tarpon Springs for over forty years. During that time, she has served as Interim Director of the Chamber of Commerce and “cut the ribbon” for many new businesses. It was here that she came to know and love the people of Tarpon Springs and developed a heart for both the youth and elderly. As one of the founders of “Wellness Ministries”, Connie works with folks experiencing homelessness by providing food, clothing, medical and spiritual support. She volunteered for over seventeen years as Chaplain at the former Helen Ellis Hospital (now Advent Health) and served on the Board of Directors. Connie is a wonderful performer and actor and you may have seen her in plays at the Dinner Theatre and The Performing Arts Center. You may have heard her as a D.J. at Tampa Bay’s The JOY radio station. It is now her privilege and honor to serve on Peace4Tarpon’s board, to give back to a community that has given to her all these years. Connie is the Board Champion of what began as the Grandmother’s Bench Project and is currently working to get that up and running as “The Chat Bench” providing a safe listening space to folks who need to talk.