Rev. Connie McCallister

SonShine Learning CenterStaff

General

  • Executive Director
  • Site Director (Mendota Heights)
  • Started SonShine Learning Center
  • Started with SonShine in November 2002

Education

  • MDIV, Luther Seminary
  • BA in Psychology, Metropolitan State University
  • Post graduate work studying Social Change, Luther Seminary
  • Post graduate work studying Organizational Development, St. Thomas University

Other Credentials

  • Ordained minister with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) for 30+ years

Experience

  • Involved in children’s ministry for the past 50 years
  • Collaborated on eight early education programs
  • Started five early learning centers since 1999
  • Created multicultural summer program called Kaleidoscope for the Phillips neighborhood in Minneapolis, MN
  • Served as a guardian ad litem for Washington County
  • Served as chaplain for St. Joe’s Hospital in St. Paul
  • Served as senior pastor for 17 years
  • Served as youth and family pastor for 3,000 member congregation
  • Chaired the personnel committee for the St. Paul Council of Churches

Boards

  • Served on the youth and family board of south central and Wisconsin synod ELCA
  • Sat on board of directors for St. Paul Council of Churches
  • Sat on board of director’s for Neighbors