Celebrating 50 years (1969-2019)
Cindy is a leadership coach, clergy coach, church consultant, facilitator, teacher, and gifted speaker, with
a lifetime of experience in faith-based organizations, all-things-church, and leadership development. She
knows church life from years of experience as volunteer-extraordinaire to paid staff to solo pastor.
A consultant at LeaderWise, Cindy is committed to helping leaders by their best selves. She also
encourages faith communities to become emotionally and spiritually healthy. She has journeyed with
churches in conflict, as well as churches in crisis. In addition to this work, Cindy is on staff at Trinity
Lutheran Church of Owatonna, MN, as an Associate Pastor. She has a passion for preaching, which she
has utilized as an adjunct instructor at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN, as well as a guest preacher at
Cindy did her undergraduate work at Northwestern College in St. Paul, MN. She holds a Masters of
Divinity with a concentration in Pastoral Care from Bethel Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical
Preaching from Luther Seminary. She is currently pursuing International Coaching Federation credentials
while taking additional training in coaching for leadership & transformation.
Cindy’s life is wonder-FULL due to the time she spends with her husband, her adult children, and her
grandchildren. She considers herself fortunate for being able to participate in meaningful work and