Cynthia grew up on the Texas border, has spoken Spanish since childhood and holds a BA in Spanish. Her first mission trip was to Guatemala in 2005. 2008 was her first Medical Mission Trip to YPM from FPC San Antonio. She continues to participate in the MMT’s as a translator and co-leader most every year since. She has been a member of the YPM Board of Directors since 2011.
She was an officer in the United States Air Force, an Elementary Bilingual Program teacher, a pharmaceutical sales rep and a community/church volunteer in a number of organizations since 1980.
Cynthia has been a member of First Presbyterian Church San Antonio since 1984. Ordained as a Deacon; Presbyterian Women President as well as a number of other PW offices/committee jobs over the years; Circle Chairman; member of Global Missions Committee and Senior Adults Ministries committee; YPM Medical Mission Team co-leader for the last five years.
Cynthia is married to Charlie, a retired clinical pathologist. Between them they have 3 children and 4 grandchildren. Her family loves to travel, with Africa being a favorite destination (She was a Zoo docent for 30 years).
“What I love most about YPM is the leadership and the mission: Wilian & Erly are visionaries dedicated to bringing educational opportunities and healthcare to the underserved Maya population. The people are charming and winsome, and it is a blessing to serve in whatever capacity I can in order to help bring about positive change in their lives. “