Constance Rush

Constance J. Rush is the Director of Advocacy. Constance works with child advocates, policymakers, researchers and the media to advance Deaconess’ public policy agenda for child well-being. She oversees Deaconess’ child advocacy ministry with United Church of Christ congregations and provides management support to the Policy Advisory Board.


Prior to joining Deaconess, Constance was the Director of Legislative Outreach at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Before her tenure at DESE, Constance served as a Legislative Analyst in the office of former Missouri State Representative Kimberly Gardner and practiced law.


Constance is a member of the Missouri Bar and California Bar. She earned her law degree from California Western School of Law after undergraduate studies in public relations at Florida A&M University.


A native of St. Louis, Constance currently resides in St. Louis city.