“This evolution has led me in directions that have been challenging, rewarding, and holy,” says Sister Cynthia, who began ministry in education. She served as a teacher at Annunciation (Pittsburgh) and Mount Gallitzin Academy (Baden) and counselor at St. Benedict the Moor (Pittsburgh).
From 1979-1991, Sister Cynthia, a licensed clinical social worker, ministered as a social worker with Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pittsburgh in Allegheny and Beaver counties. After serving on her community’s Leadership Team, Sister Cynthia in 2000 began a private practice with a particular focus on family systems.
As a child, Sister Cynthia felt pulled to the “mystery” of religious life and credits her family’s faith and the Sisters of St. Joseph who taught her for nurturing her vocation.
A self-described “observer,” Sister Cynthia appreciates hearing humor as much as making it. Known for her integrity and compassion, she volunteers at the Beaver County Jail, Beaver County Anti Human Trafficking Coalition, and World Community for Christian Meditation.
A nature enthusiast, Sister Cynthia relaxes with family and friends, golf, pickle ball and reading.