Elder Connie Balthrop
After graduation from Virginia State University, Elder Connie spent the ensuing 24 years in the corporate world beginning in public accounting (where she obtained her CPA certificate), moving to financial and general management positions in the communications industry (radio broadcasting and cable television), and finally, ownership and management of 2 successful commercial radio properties in Milwaukee, Wis. and Jacksonville, Fla.
She is convinced that God was providing her with diverse marketplace experiences that would later be used for kingdom building. Just such an opportunity presented itself in 1999 when Connie was asked to spearhead the economic development efforts of Petra International Ministries through its affiliate, Operation Nehemiah. Throughout this lengthy process, Connie maintains she has learned more about God and His ways than she ever learned in the world of business. Connie feels she is now better equipped and positioned to demonstrate the power of God’s principles working in the marketplace.
Connie is an Administrative Elder of Petra International Ministries and provides oversight for the administrative and financial functions of the church.
Connie’s passionate desire is an ever-increasing intimacy with Christ through a constant and fervent seeking of His presence, His voice, and His will for the body of Christ.