Rev. Cynthia Riggin

I delight in co-creating meaningful, relevant, and joy-filled worship experiences, reminding us, grounding us in our core identity of beloved children of God.  And together living out our ethic of creating a more just, compassionate, loving and generous world, which all begins in our hearts. I’ve served as senior minister, associate minister, and minister of progressive UCC churches in Northern California, the Pacific Northwest and most recently Minneapolis during my fifteen-year ordained ministry career. Currently I’m in the search and call process as I discern what comes next.

A west coast transplant, I resonate with the rhythm of the four distinct, beautiful seasons here in Minnesota. My spouse Celeste, our teenage son, and I enjoy kayaking, biking, walking the areas gorgeous lakes and nature trails, taking in the magical betwixt and between dusk moments at a Twins game, and going to movies at Riverview Theatre.

During my sabbatical, I experienced first hand the restorative, transformative, and life-giving surprises of this gift. My hope and prayer is that this time for Beth and the congregation will be filled with rest and renewal. I’m looking forward to partnering in ministry with you during this tender and special time.

This photo is from my sabbatical at Paradise Island, Bahamas.