My name is Jenny Mecey and I am a Business Development Executive for CCU Strategies, a division of Columbia Credit Union on Walnut. I am originally from Webster Groves, Missouri which is a 10 minute drive from St. Louis but have lived in Bonne Terre, Missouri for 15 years as well! I have been in Columbia for the past 2 years and am really enjoying it so far. I attended Lindenwood (before it was a University) and majored in theatre. I recently obtained an Associate’s Degree in Business Management online. I love my job because I love helping people and I love to perform. CCU Strategies offers a Credit Management course to help people lower their monthly payments and raise their credit scores in as little as 90 days. I present seminars at businesses to help their employees navigate through this difficult time of COVID-19. COMPLETELY FREE! Changing positions at my age and going in a completely different direction was the scariest thing I’ve ever done, for my both my husband and I but it was a risk that panned out. I love what I do!
The greatest award I’ve ever received was two years ago when I was working for US Cellular. My customer collapsed and I performed CPR on him for 11 minutes until the paramedics arrived. I received a “Superhero award” with a Wonder Woman cape for helping to save his life. I have that award and cape hanging in my home office to help me remember that life is fleeting and that we need to help our fellow human beings while we are all spinning on this great, big globe called Earth.
I have an unusual hobby that I have done for the past 30 years. I am a spirit photographer. This means I spend a lot of overnights in abandoned buildings and graveyards and take pictures with the hopes of capturing proof of an afterlife. You would be amazed at the spirits I’ve gotten on film and voices I’ve recorded. If you feel brave I have a website called theveilparanormal.com that you can see some of what I have captured. This hobby has taken me all over the United States
I am the mother of 3 children who are in their 20’s and they bring me a tremendous amount of pride and happiness as well as my husband of 24 years. We adopted a puppy named Jersey that we are absolutely in love with. I will say that it is like having a 2 year old again. She’s a lot of work but definitely worth it!
My favorite quote comes from the musical, Les Misérables. It is one of the very last lines and is very haunting….”To love another person is to see the face of God.” That became clear when I became a mother and a wife.
I hope that 2021 will bring us all the relief we so desperately need, emotionally, spiritually and financially. 2020 has been an eye-opening year for everyone. We’ve had to change our lives around and live with a distance between us. No hugs, no handshakes. I am very blessed that my family has not been impacted by COVID-19 as much as other people. We’ve all retained our jobs and have been healthy (knock on wood). Just know that though we may be strangers who only know each other through Zoom or emails, I am always there for you. Let’s have virtual tea and chat soon!