Cynthia Gano Lindner

Director of Ministry Studies and Clinical Faculty for Preaching and Pastoral Care in the Divinity School




DMin (University of Chicago)

Cynthia Lindner received her training in the Divinity School's Doctor of Ministry program with emphases in biblical studies, ethics, and psychological studies. She has worked as a parish pastor, hospice chaplain, and pastoral psychotherapist for over twenty years. Teaching and research interests include questions of contemporary ministerial identity and formation, the ethics of preaching and pastoral care in multicultural society, the interface of corporate worship and public witness in congregational life, the moral development of adolescents, and the religious and ethical dimensions of family policy. Rev. Lindner is also a pastoral psychotherapist at the Center for Religion and Psychotherapy, where she conducts clergy groups on narrativity and formation in addition to her work with individuals and couples. She conducts research on collaborative pedagogy in theological education, and is currently conducting interviews with clergy for a research project entitled "Accounting for Ourselves: Multiplicity in Ministry," funded by the Louisville Institute.