Rev. Cynthia Holder Rich
Cynthia Holder Rich is a Presbyterian pastor and educator. She has served several congregations, most recently in Findlay, Ohio. For the past four years, she has served on the faculty of theology at Tumaini University Makumira, near Arusha, Tanzania.
Cynthia comes from a family of pastors. Her dad, a great uncle, a great-great-grandfather, and two siblings were/are pastors—and Cynthia is also married to a pastor, Mark Rich. Cynthia’s mother was a musician and music teacher. Both of Cynthia’s parents completed graduate degrees when Cynthia was young. Growing up in this family instilled in Cynthia a deep love of music, which led to college study of the subject, and of learning. Cynthia is an avid reader, generally reading multiple books at any moment, and is always up for discussion of what different authors have to say.
Cynthia is a lifelong Presbyterian and has been deeply engaged in ministries at all levels of the church. She has a significant network of friends and colleagues across the Presbyterian (Church) USA and in corresponding denominations. Cynthia looks forward to working with the Session to inviting guests to Corinth to resource our ministries.
Throughout her pastoral career, Cynthia has worked with believers in ministries that strive to build up people and communities, bringing life and healing and giving glory to the God of life. Cynthia is impressed with what she has read and heard about the life and ministry of Corinth Presbyterian Church. She is grateful for the nomination of the Session to become Pastor and is excited about learning more about the congregation and its ministries.