Main Character on Adventures in Odyssey
Constance Kendall, or Connie, as most
people call her, started out searching for a job in Odyssey. From there,
she ended up at Whit's End and has graced the series with her presence
ever since. In her early days, she was a care-free 16 year-old with a
mind of her own. Originally, she was not a Christian and had emotional
ties to California, partying, and being with unsaved friends. However,
in an episode called, appropriately enough,
Connie, this young and
stubborn girl realized that she needed to be forgiven.
Early in the series, Connie spent her time
growing as a young Christian. Her episodes with coworker and "royal
pain," Eugene Meltsner taught her a lot about herself and how to deal
with people. Connie eventually taught Eugene how to drive, experienced
Whit's leaving Odyssey, and many more events. During the beginning days
of Odyssey, she was presented as more of a down-to-earth, adventurous
character. She matured and grew as a Christian. However, in more recent
days, Connie comes across as slightly self-absorbed with very low
self-esteem. Although she felt she didn't have much purpose at the
beginning of the show, she realized that working at Whit's End was her
ministry. However, now she is characterized by incessant displays of
purposelessness and bouts of immature behavior. Fortunately, fans of
Adventures in Odyssey continue to love Connie Kendall anyway.
Connie has worked at Whit's End ever since
she moved to Odyssey. Aside from being fired once by Mr. Whittaker, she
has never quit working there. Her best friend is John Avery Whittaker,
whom she confides with and requires advice. Connie and Eugene used to
bicker quite frequently because they didn't get along; but as they
matured, they have been able to deal with each other's conflicting
At the end of her high school days, Connie
faced a moral dilemma: whether or not she should say a prayer during her
graduation ceremony. As the valedictorian of her class, Connie displayed
her moral convictions openly.
Connie hasn't been without her share of
crushes and relationships. In her early days, Connie dated a guy named
Jeff, but had to end the relationship because he was an unbeliever.
Also, she spent some time dating a man named Robert Mitchell, who was
very popular with the fans. Due to conflicting interests and life goals,
sadly the relationship had to be discontinued. Fans everywhere are still
hoping to see the two of them tie the knot in the future. Connie
currently works at the Timothy Center, although it is rarely mentioned
on the show.
Connie is played by
Katie Leigh, who has voiced
her the entire time on AIO.
She has never left the show for an
extended period of time, as Eugene and Whit have.
Connie's biggest fear is her fear of
staplers, but she doesn't want anybody to know. She isn't
necessarily afraid of a stapler if it sits on a desk, but the idea
of using them gives her the creeps.
Katie Leigh's son
appeared on the show as Cal Jordan during the Novacom Saga.
Connie has participated in a number of
Kids Radio shows, with her main show "Candid Conversations with
She also has her own wedding planning
service, Dreams by Constance, though she hardly ever gets
business with a lack of weddings to plan. Fortunately, she did get
to plan Eugene and Katrina's after they returned to Odyssey.
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