Cynthia Watke

Cynthia Watke

Hello, let me introduce myself. My name is Cynthia Watke. Since early childhood, my dream has been to share spiritual life and a relationship with God with people at home and around the world. Over the years, God placed a special love in my heart for the Spanish-speaking people. My first “ministry career” was as a full-time missionary to the people of the countries of Bolivia and Argentina in the 1980s. My second decade was in volunteer and part-time ministry in English-speaking churches in the United States in the 1990s. I ministered in music, small group leadership and development, spiritual mentoring, coaching and counseling.

From 2002 through 2008, I worked extensively with the Hispanic/Latino immigrant population in the Southeast. I was a lay missioner with the UMC South Carolina Conference from 2002-2004 working with Hispanic/Latino immigrant populations; an assistant pastor and local pastor associated with the Western North Carolina Conference of the UMC from 2004 until late 2008.  I was a trained facilitator of the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry of the United Methodist Church. I created several outreach ministries to minister to Latino families in a holistic manner. It was been my privilege to be a facilitator and leader for bilingual Christian leadership seminars and conferences around the Southeast.

I am fascinated by and passionate about creating, living and worshiping God in community. I love all forms of worship: traditional, contemporary, alternative and blended worship. I am passionate about discipleship and disciple building, small group dynamics, and the use of fine arts in worship. My gifting and missional role is apostolic and pastoral (see My leadership style is an Entrepreneur and Connector or “Relating Developer.”

Breathing | Space is the online presence and blog of the non-profit, The Breathing Space Ministries, based in the Raleigh/Durham, NC area. My hope is that a living community of faithful followers of Jesus Christ will be challenged to a deeper walk with the Spirit through the ministries of the Breathing | Space.

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