The daughter, niece and aunt of clergy, Cynthia Lynn McCullough was reared and ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, where she served as a pastor, administrator, Bishop's Executive and President of Clinton Junior College. In 1995, she adopted the Presbyterian Church, USA as her new spiritual home and was ordained there as a Minister of the Word and Sacrament.
A graduate of Furman University (B.A., 1982), Southeastern Seminary (M. Div. with Languages, 1987), and Drew University (D. Min., 1994), Cynthia was completing post-doctoral studies in pastoral psychotherapy and counseling when a serious accident forced her to leave the parish ministry. Now, mostly retired for health reasons, she extends her gifts to mentor and counsel girls and younger women, write about issues which interest her and preach and teach, on occasion.