Cathie Conley

Resident, Edgewater 

Cathie Conley was born and raised in Omaha, NE.  She went on to attend Valparaiso University and the University of Nebraska, earning undergraduate and graduate degrees in Social Work.  She met and married her lifelong partner and wonderful husband Pat Conley.

Cathie and pat raised three children in the Des Moines area where Cathie had a long and successful career in social work at Lutheran Social Services, Easter Seals and Des Moines Public Schools. During her long and successful career, she received many commendations for her work performance.  Cathie is an active volunteer in the area.  She loves to quilt, garden, dig into genealogy, knit, read, do puzzles, use her iPad and study the bible.

Her spare time is also devoted to watching her grandchildren’s various activities and sporting events.

She is noted for always being willing to try new things.  A trait that lead her to owning a horse and winning a watermelon spitting contest!


Read the Transcript of Cathie's Devotional:

The purpose of my life has changed with the season of my life.  When I was a young girl I viewed my purpose as obeying my parents and teachers, (being a “good” girl).  Then it was to do my best and graduate from high school.  I was blessed to attend a Christian college and I was there that I merged my purpose to God with my purpose to worldly endeavors.  My career as a social worker, marriage, children and church activities comprised my purpose until recently.  Jesus defined purpose in Mark 12:30-31, “Love God and lover you neighbor.”  I can now find purpose her at Edgewater by participating in Bible Study, church services, volunteering and interacting with friends.