40 From Our 40: Connie Cripe

Connie Cripe smiles next to child

As the House Guest Service Manager in 2004, Connie Cripe was happy to help families in crisis find needed respite. Many, she observed, were so focused on the well-being of their child, they forgot to take care of themselves, including their own nutritional needs. “That’s why the House is so important,” she says.

“Families can relax, be themselves, get some sleep, maybe get something to eat, and just get a second to themselves,” she said.

Connie continues to help families in need as the director of the Ascension St. Vincent House.

By Adam Lowe

Heart & Hearth Summer 2022