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 http://www.apept.org). 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.
Contact me at 919.593.5747 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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