Connie was raised in Springvale, ON near Hagersville, and spent the first 2 decades of her life attending the Springvale Brethren in Christ Church. She graduated from Niagara Christian College where she met her future husband, Tom Harper from Massillon, Ohio. After high school, she completed Nurses’ Training, married Tom, began her nursing career, became actively involved in the Hamilton Ridgemount BIC Church and raised her 4 daughters, Amy, Adrienne, Alicia and Alison. In later years, Tom and Connie became involved in the Wainfleet BIC Congregation. She enrolled in online ministry courses, (Equipping for Ministry through BIC opportunities) and continued to work in her RN profession working in several different hospitals, a long-term care facility and several community roles in both rural and inner city settings. Connie became involved in Parish Nursing at Wainfleet BIC in September 2014. This is a new venture for her and she believes that her professional nursing experience, opportunities of spiritual formation and training, along with a variety of personal experiences including the death of her husband and other close relatives, has prepared her for a ministry which uniquely seeks to provide hope and care by linking faith and health.