STAFF ASSOCIATE

Rev. Cindy Halvorson, DMin

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

various churches.


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

delightful play.

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