While raising her family, Connie has had a diversified career. She has been the Promotions Director of the Tallahassee Mall and the Executive Director of the Northwood Mall. These positions were primarily advertising and promotion, but also included budgeting and accounting. While at the Northwood Mall, Connie won a state Addy Award for a Christmas radio campaign. Connie then became the accountant for Gurley Enterprises for several years, which consisted of five companies, and then she became the accountant for Sen. Jon Thomas’ five companies. After marrying Dick, her career became supporting his career. For over twenty five years, Connie has been the law office administrator for Collins & Truett, her husband’s law firm. While being his administrator, she served on the board of the Association of Legal Administrators for several years and ultimately served as president of the local chapter. The year she was president the chapter earned multiple awards from the national organization.
In 1976, while working for the Northwood Mall, Connie was a finalist for the Tallahassee Woman of the Year Award for her work with the senior citizens during her two year term on the Leon County Bi-Centennial Commission.
Connie is very involved in her church, Killearn United Methodist Church, where she sings in the choir and a praise band. She is a Stephen Minister and a leader in the Celebrate Recovery program.
In 2012 Connie became involved in prison ministry through Celebrate Recover Inside at the Gadsden Correctional Facility for women. While at GCF has shared her love of music by starting a Praise Team of inmates that leads worship prior to each class. She is also on the team that started Celebrate Recovery Inside at the Tallahassee Federal Correctional Institution in 2014.
In 2013 Connie was one of the founders of The Living Harvest, a non-profit ministry to help men transition from prison back intosociety, where she serves as the Treasurer. The Living Harvest organization provides these men withhousing, counseling and participation in Celebrate Recovery, a Christian based twelve step recovery program. They are also assisted with life skills and employment assistance until they become employed, self-sufficient and good members of our community.