UUFE’s Theresa Connelly brews up coffee hour each Sunday. And her answers to the Five Big Questions right now, here. Straight up, no decaf.
UU liFE: Where were you raised, and how?
Theresa: I was #7 of 8 children raised in Annapolis. We were raised Catholic (strict Catholic).
How have you made your living?
I’ve been manager of an emergency animal hospital, managed a veterinary blood bank, family child care provider, project manager of a small business advising firm, and circulation clerk at my local library.
Which animal hospital? Maybe you saved my cat?
Anne Arundel Veterinary Emergency Clinic and the Eastern Veterinary Blood Bank.
(How long ago with your cat? You probably didn’t drive to the Western Shore for care! ?)
(You’d be surprised!)
What’s the most remarkable thing you’ve done?
Raising children is the hardest and most rewarding and remarkable thing I’m still doing….
What’s the Next Big Thing for you?
Getting through high school graduation with my oldest and assisting him in finding the best college for him. Then raising my youngest to be a kind and thoughtful leader…. The leader part comes natural to her.
How did UUFE and you find each other?
I heard there was a UU church on the Eastern Shore and had talked about visiting for a year before actually doing it. We knew Gayle Scroggs and she raved about UUFE. We got lost on our first visit and arrived late. We felt very welcomed *even on the first visit* and kept coming back. April LOVED RE… and so our “visit” turned into becoming a member.
How do you serve UUFE and why?
I love making and serving coffee to our members. The barista group is lovely and it’s so nice to see everyone smiling while taking their cup of coffee.
3 responses to “Raised Catholic. (Strict Catholic.)”
I for one am very happy Theresa found UUFE and I found her. She is a lovely person and I look forward to getting to know her better and better!
Theresa! Miss you! Great story.
I am so glad you took my suggestion to visit. . . and am very glad you joined UUFE and the Barista team! And you are so right about parenting…the hardest yet most rewarding job ever. And you are doing a great job!