Cornelia “Connie” Wieck is a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, serving as a mission advocate for the North Central Jurisdiction.
As a mission advocate, Connie seeks to serve alongside conferences and local churches to encounter the Holy Spirit through missional information and mission opportunities. Her guidance focuses on healthy partnerships that lead to sustainable mission projects and missionary support.
Connie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Eastern Illinois University, and a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Southern Illinois University. She has served with Global Ministries for 30 years, primarily as an English- language teacher.
Her placements included three years as a Mission Intern (Kyoto, Japan, YWCA and the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, Washington, D.C.); three years at Wesley Girl’s High School, (Taipei, Taiwan POC); 24 years in East Asia as an Amity Foundation English teacher; and most recently in the United States as the Mission Advocate for the North Central Jurisdiction.
In her last teaching placement she taught 430 first- through third-year students majoring in English education. Her courses included teaching methodology, oral English, writing and culture.
When COVID-19 hit, Connie returned to the U.S. However, she maintains daily contact with former students, colleagues, from her community. “Despite the distance between us, technology allows us to remain together” she said. All of this is due to the strong commitment of faithful United Methodists, who give support to so many of us. Partnering together, we serve from everywhere to everywhere as God’s people.”