Life Group Coach
Connie Lyon joined the staff in 2016. She and her family have been a part of Gateway since 2002 after moving from Indiana. Since then, they have been involved in the first steps of the Life group ministry at Gateway. She is passionate about the role Life Groups play in creating authentic community with Christ at the center. She understands that life can be both full of wonder and suffering and that it was never God’s plan for us to navigate this journey alone.
Besides teaching the best grades known to mankind - middle school! - Connie had also served as a varsity head basketball coach in both Indiana and at Findlay High School for over 25 years. In addition, she has spent the past six years as a local school advisor for Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Connie, and her husband, Shawn, have three children. They love to laugh, to serve together, host teen Bible studies, open their home to neighborhood kids, and explore new places. Besides sports, Connie loves to take pictures of God’s great landscapes. A great day for Connie would be capped with an evening when her children would say, “Mom, dinner actually tasted good tonight.”