Sunday June 10, Rev. Cynthia Williams will give an Artist talk around her work that is has been on display in the 405 Gallery at Christ United Methodist Church.
"I recently read a book highlighting watercolor artists that asks the question, “why do you paint? It is a great question for me. I paint because it is the best way I have found to keep Sabbath and honor my creativity within. I paint in watercolor because it is a medium that reminds me that no matter how I attempt to control it, the water, when added to paint and paper will do what it will do. And more often, it is something more interesting and beautiful than I could imagine. It is a metaphor for my life and journey." - Rev. Cynthia Williams
Rev. Cynthia Williams, is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church and serves as Superintendent, River Valley District in the Minnesota Annual Conference. She previously served in the dual role as Associate Pastor at Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church in St Paul, MN and at Park Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis. Her work as pastor, teacher and preacher is enhanced through her work as a life coach – calling organizations and individuals to intentionally and authentically embrace their identity, creativity and wholeness in Christ. Prior to entering full-time ministry, Rev. Williams spent over 20 years in the financial services industry in customer operations focusing on client intelligence initiatives, strategic planning and staff and systems development. Rev. Williams earned a Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary, St Paul, MN. In 2015 she became a member of the Collegeville Institute Fellows Program. Cynthia also serves on the Board of Trustees for United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities.